Sunday, July 21, 2013

The National Down Syndrome Congress in Indianapolis in 2014!

I had the pleasure of attending the 41st National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Annual Convention this past weekend. One of the most meaningful moments of the convention took place at closing when the Self Advocates presented the Self Advocate Resolution. Their resolution is a statement of what is important to them and what they want for their lives. It is a powerful statement that deserves our support.  It is as follows:

                “I have Down syndrome and it is important to me that I am able to enjoy life to the fullest.

                I want to volunteer, work and be seen as a productive member of society.

                I want to spend leisure time with my friends and family and have lots of fun.

                I want to be welcomed a have a place in community activities.

                I want to live as independently as I can and make my own decisions.

                I want access to a good education and opportunities for life-long learning.

                I have Down syndrome and I am proud of who I am!”

While attending these conferences, I learn so much and am so inspired.  I am always wondering, how can I bring this back to my Indiana families? Well, my wish has finally been granted so mark your calendars!.....

The 2014 NDSC convention will be here in Indianapolis July 11 to 13th, 2014.

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