World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations

Happy World Down Syndrome Day! It’s a time for celebration, reflection, and recognition. This year, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) has taken its mission of inclusion and education to new heights with the distribution of 75 classroom kits across 30 districts, 63 campuses, and 3 homeschooling groups in Central Texas. These kits are more than just educational resources; they’re tools of empowerment, fostering a culture of understanding and acceptance in classrooms and communities alike.

Impacting over 3,700 students, DSACT’s initiative is a testament to their commitment to advocating for individuals with Down syndrome and promoting inclusive learning environments. These kits are carefully curated to provide educators with the resources and support needed to create an inclusive classroom experience where every student feels valued and included.

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, DSACT is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Educator of the Year award: Lauren McDowell from River Place Elementary. Lauren’s dedication to inclusive education and her outstanding impact in fostering an inclusive environment within her classroom have not gone unnoticed. Her innovative teaching methods and unwavering commitment to her students serve as an inspiration to educators everywhere.

Congratulations to Lauren McDowell and all the educators who are making a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their communities. Together, we can create a future where everyone is valued and celebrated for their unique abilities and contributions.

To learn more about DSACT’s initiatives and how you can get involved, visit our website at Together, let’s continue to promote inclusion, acceptance, and understanding for all.

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