Seventh Grader Becomes Closing Speaker at World Downs’ Syndrome Conference

In many ways, Alex is your typical 7th grader as he enjoys playing video games with friends and soccer. His sister, Isabelle, describes him as a “gamer”.   In other ways, Alex is not your typical 7th grader. He has been an actor, a model, a public speaker, and a recent inductee to the National Honor Society. At 13 years old, Alex has even managed to earn a Personal Achievement Award from the Montgomery County Developmental Disabilities Council which he will receive on 6/3 in a virtual ceremony in which he is also the Keynote speaker.   Alex happens to have Downs’ Syndrome and he has made it his life’s mission to spread awareness about the importance of inclusion of individuals with Downs’ Syndrome [...]