Down Syndrome Resources

October Is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month:

“We’re More Alike Than Different”

by Sam Johnson

     Since 1981, the month of October has been recognized as “National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.”
     Special interest groups such as the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC),  the National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS), and “the ARC,” along with hundreds of their affiliate organizations, are working to promote awareness that “We’re More Alike Than Different,” and that people with Down syndrome are capable people with many different abilities and interests.
     Check out the following links for more information about these organizations and activities related to Down syndrome and National Down Syndrome Awareness Month:


National Down Syndrome Congress

National Association for Down Syndrome

The ARC of the United States
Down Syndrome Page

The ARC Upper Valley
Chapter Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Designer Genes of North Dakota
A Down Syndrome Support Network

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

Down Syndrome International

Video Clips related to Down Syndrome Awareness

"We're More Alike Than Different"

"Making A Difference"

Down syndrome Ability Awareness Video
with actor Chris Burk

Model with Down Syndrome

Up Syndrome

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