SEVEN Reasons to Support DSI!
Individuals with Down syndrome get the chance to go to college… Just like you or I, individuals with Down syndrome desire to be included in their community and attend college. Thanks to the hard work of the Indiana Postsecondary Education Coalition, this is now possible in Indiana!
People with Down syndrome are beautiful… Please visit our Facebook page to view photos from the, “Get to Know” me campaign that DSI has launched to increase positive public awareness of individuals with Down syndrome!
Approximately 1 out of every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome making it the most common genetic condition…..These parents don’t need you to feel sorry for them! They need resources and support as they raise their beautiful child just as any new parent would! Down Syndrome Indiana provides New Parent Packets that contain indispensable local resources for families that love a child with Down syndrome.
Students with Down syndrome get a better education thanks to advocacy…Down syndrome Indiana provides Toolkits to Educators free of charge! This is a rich resource full of books that encourage classroom inclusion and the better education of students with Down syndrome.
The attitude of the father becomes the attitude of the family… Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome (D.A.D.S.) exists to assist and support through fellowship and action, the fathers and families of individuals with Down syndrome. Fathers are challenged to be a better and more involved father and husband, as well as a stronger advocate for his child with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Indiana walks the talk…. The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family and co-workers to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for education, research and advocacy programs. The 2013 walk will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park and we want 5,000 participants!
The entire family benefits when parents are involved in programs of support and resource enrichment… Down syndrome Indiana offers a variety of parent support groups across Central Indiana whose purpose is to help strengthen families that love a child with Down syndrome!