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 [...]

By |2021-05-19T12:47:57-04:00May 19th, 2021|Down Syndrome|0 Comments

What I Want for my Birthday

Today is my birthday. I’m not sure if it’s the maturity that comes with age or the fact that I’ve learned from my little guy with Down syndrome that it’s not all about me, but when I’m asked the question “what do you want for your birthday?”, it’s not material things that come to mind. In the four and a half years since my son was born, I’ve been motivated to give back, help people along in their special needs journey, and connect people who can help with organizations and people who need help. My hope is that as I continue on this journey, I will make an impact, be an influencer, drive change. So this year, my answer to “what do you want [...]

By |2015-07-22T15:54:40-04:00July 7th, 2015|Down Syndrome, Stories|0 Comments

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