DADs, I hope that you had an enjoyable summer and that your back to school
Join DSANV in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on 3-21-2022! WDSD is an annual global event designed to “raise public awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the well-being of those living with Down syndrome.” DSANV is celebrating WDSD 2022 with educational programs and community events to enlighten and inspire DSANV members and their families, friends, classmates, neighbors and educators.
World Down Syndrome Day is NINE Days Away
Here are FIVE Things To Do
John, of John’s Crazy Socks, and his business partner and dad of John’s Crazy Socks, has been ‘Spreading Happiness’ one pair of socks at a time. John happens to have Down syndrome and over half of their employees have differing abilities. Use code FG-DSANV22 at check out and receive a mystery gift and 10% of your sale will be donated back to DSANV!
Buy tickets to the DSANV World Down Syndrome Raffle. There are gift certificates to businesses that employ individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Jakes Ice Cream, Cameron’s Coffee and Chocolates, and Bitty and Beau’s. Other prizes include David Egan’s autobiography. “More Alike Than Different,” and cooking items from the Color Coded Chef.
Join DSANV member and author Eugene Tossany for a book reading of her novel The Down Syndrome Super Hero at Ridgetop Coffee and Tea in Sterling, VA on March 21 at 3:00 pm. 5% of the proceeds will be donated to DSANV.
Register and join the DSANV Book Club for an online program featuring the book My Friend Isabelle about friendship by Eliza Woloson. We play a Kahoot, play Hangman, and complete a crossword puzzle. Get a sneak peak at the story online here and meet the real life people on which the story characters are based.
Register and join Charlotte Woodward and Heather Sachs Policy & Advocacy Director from the National Down Syndrome Congress. Heather will be discussing engaging self-advocates in advocacy efforts, a perfect topic for World Down Syndrome Day. This discussion is part of the 2022 Advocacy Program.
DSANV board member, David Egan, will be honored for his tremendous advocacy work by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)at A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION on March 17, 2022 at 8 pm. If you would like to support the work of NDSS and celebrate David, please see visit this link for registration details.