#WDSD21

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on 3/21/2021! See how the Wouldn’t Change a Thing organization is celebrating!

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CoorDown normalizes Down syndrome in the workplace

by Sabrina Sanchez of Campaign The campaign includes a partnership with LinkedIn to connect employers and prospective hires. To celebrate World Down Syndrome day on March 21, nonprofit organization CoorDown launched “The Hiring Chain,” a global awareness campaign that encourages employers to hire people with Down syndrome.  The campaign, led by New York-based creative agency…

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Healthy Tip

Just getting your loved one outside for a small amount of time several times a week can increase their physical activity and help their mental health! If you’re stuck inside, this could look like online family fitness classes like the recent series launched by NEO Kids, PopSugar Fitness’ family sweat sessions, or UNICEF Kid Power…

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Who are the #theluckyfew?

Family with Lucky Few Tatoos

#theluckyfew…. we hear this term and we see it all over social media. We see the tattoos but where did it start and what does it mean? Who are the lucky few? Heather Avis wrote a book called The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places and it’s a book worth adding…

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How people with Down syndrome are teaching Google

Working with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Google is collecting voice samples to teach its Google Assistant to understand people with the condition. When Matthew MacNeil uses the voice-to-text feature on an Android phone, the resulting transcription looks nothing like what he said. “Hello, my name is Matthew MacNeil. I live in Tillsonburg, Ontario,” becomes…

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Important Down syndrome and COVID-19 Q&A

“The unprecedented spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is presenting the world with a unique challenge. In our case, the pandemic calls for a united response to better understand its impact on the Down syndrome community. Information in the Question and Answer (Q&A) document can be used to help you support your loved one with…

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Class of 2020: Congratulations Grace

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Grace Davis recently graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and is going to be in the EAGLES Program Auburn University in the fall. Congratulations, Grace! We are extra proud of you and your accomplishments. We can’t wait to see what you do at Auburn University. Do you have a 2020 high school graduate? If so,…

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