As you all know October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and what a month it was. From celebrating amazing individuals like my son who are rocking an extra 21st chromosome to advocating for their rights with the National Down Syndrome Society at the first Leadership Summit with over 150 self-advocates like David DeSanctis, actor from “Where Hope Grows”, to Collette DiVitto from the famous Boston cookie company, parents and many more.
On October 1-3, I was invited along with self-advocates, ambassadors and leaders all over the country to spread awareness and announce the new legislative campaign aimed at breaking down barriers to employment for all individuals with Down syndrome, called “Law Syndrome“.
As we traveled to our nation’s capital, we had a full schedule of learning about leadership in Gettysburg, tour the Capital building and then meeting our state and congressional representatives to share with them the laws that we would like them to support.
It was a whirlwind few days and I have to say I was exhausted, but it was an amazing experience doing what I love and that is advocating. I met so many new friends and learned so much, I hope to do it again.
As a Special Needs Mom & Lifestyle Blogger, I am passionate about spreading awareness and acceptance for children with special needs, and to give others a glimpse into our life as a typical family with a little something special. I love to talk about fashion, travel, children activities, healthy lifestyles and more!