Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Holidays and special occasions draw attention to things that matter, and it is important to give a shout out to Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which is October.
It is vital that we keep the ABILITIES and STRENGTHS of people with Down syndrome at the forefront of our minds ALL YEAR long. Please share the resources below with families and friends to help them along their journey.
The article tells the Because of Sam back story. Sam’s courage to run for Homecoming King is what caught my eye in 2009. His life is an example of how his family, community, and church supported him and the role that intervention services played in his life.
The print version of the publication can be found in Tampa Bay area schools, at the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and other nonprofit organizations.
Other meaningful resources and supports can be found here:
Gig’s Playhouse – Tampa: https://gigisplayhouse.org/tampa/
Children’s Board of Hillsborough County: https://www.childrensboard.org
United Way Suncoast: https://unitedwaysuncoast.org/
Down Syndrome Association of Tampa Bay: http://dsatb.org/
Bright Feats Tampa Bay: https://www.brightfeats.com/tampabay.html
Special Needs Family Hour: https://specialneedsfamilyhour.com/
National Down Syndrome Society: https://www.ndss.org/
National Association for Down Syndrome: https://www.nads.org/
Take time to recognize this important month and continue to spread the love all year.
If you’d like to attend a FREE screening on Oct. 19th of Because of Sam at the Children’s Board, please register here: FREE Community Screening