Down Syndrome affects approximately 400,000 families in the United States alone, where each year, one in 700 babies in the United States is born with Down Syndrome. Today is a day to promote awareness, educate others, and encourage those with Down Syndrome to participate in daily activities so they can live a full life and play a vital role in their community. Show your support and incorporate blue and yellow in your day and spread the word using #WDSD19.
Help us raise awareness about the inclusion of people with
developmental disabilities in education, employment and community living by
sharing stories about people with and without disabilities living alongside
each other. For more ideas, check out: https://nacdd.org/ddam/
People with autism have underlying talents that more employers should tap into. Rethink’s Neurodiversity Inclusion Center can also be a great addition in helping train staff to better understand, adapt and accommodate individuals with cognitive variances.
There is a gross
misaligned in what companies currently provide and what employees need. Learn
how you can be a “Caring Company”, especially for those working caregivers who
have children with special needs.
Wearable technology has the potential to be a
practical help for families in the not-too-distant future by giving caregivers
time to use the techniques they’ve learned to help their child and reduce