Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Down Syndrome Awareness Month


    October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month


    In recognition of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we recognize and celebrate abilities instead of disabilities.  Individuals with Down Syndrome have an extra chromosome and Down Syndrome affects 1 in 691 children.  The most common form of Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21.  Adults with Down Syndrome are living longer and leading wonderful lives. 


    You can support Down Syndrome this month by participating in a Buddy Walk.  There is one on 10/26/19 at Raymond James Stadium. Find more information about the Buddy Walk website.


    Featured Videos

    Tampa Bay area teen with Down syndrome being featured in ad campaign (WFLA News)

    Beachwear company hires model with Down Syndrome (WTSP News)