October is also National Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Thought I would highlight Down Syndrome Awareness Month as well as PT month in October.

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) founded the Buddy Walk® in 1995 to spread our mission of promoting the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome at the local level.

The National Buddy Walk® Program has grown from 17 Walks in 1995 to over 250 Buddy Walks expected this year. Last year, over 295,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk® and over $11.75 million was raised to support both local and national programs. Most Buddy Walks take place in and around October in celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  – See more at: http://www.ndss.org/About-NDSS/Newsroom/Recent-News/Down-Syndrome-Awareness-Month-2013/#sthash.eLvWajEO.dpuf

Go here to find a Buddy Walk in your Area!

Video from NDSS on Buddy Walk


This weekend the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA) is having their annual Buddy Walk.  For more info on the event go here.


The NDSS site is a great resource for parents and for clinicians looking for information to provide to parents.  Here are some links to resources:

buddy walk


Happy walking!

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