Thursday, March 26, 2015

321foundation award recipients!

A major addition to this year's ‪#‎321celebrate‬ ‪#‎WDSD15‬event were our award recipients. Each were nominated by others who recognized them for making a difference in the lives of people with ‪#‎DownSyndrome‬. Please take a moment to congratulate these fantastic people, organizations, and businesses!

2015 321foundation Award Recipients:
Advocate of the Year - Rick Kosmalski
Advocate of the Year - Shawn Rohe
Buddy of the Year - Alexis Merritt
Buddy of the Year - Maura Jegerski
Champion of the Year - The Renzi Family & BCP Smyrna
Coach of the Year - Melanie Blanco
Doctor of the Year - Dr. Tim
Entertainer of the Year - Sara Ann Garrison aka Sara Ann Band
Hero of the Year - AnnaRose Rubright
Inspiration Award - Sec. Rita Landgraf, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)
Instructor of the Year - Emilie Brown
National Organization of the Year - National Down Syndrome Society
Occupational Therapist of the Year - Courtney Girafalco
Paraprofessional of the Year - Marlene Ragghianti
Paraprofessional of the Year - Tammy Morris
Physical Therapist of the Year - Tracy Stoner
Self Advocate of the Year - Jon Stocklosa
Self Advocate of the Year - Jordan Taylor
Speech Therapist of the Year - Cindy Collins
Speech Therapist of the Year - Sarah Kennedy Walker
Supporter of the Year - CleanPRO Detail Center
Supporter of the Year - D&T Heating and Cooling Inc.
Supporter of the Year - The Massage Center of Delaware
Teacher of the Year - Debbie Orlando Torbert
Teacher of the Year - Katalin Morrrell
Teacher of the Year - Rachel Ross
Volunteer of the Year - Wilmington University Men's Soccer Team
Warrior of the Year - Franki Olivere
Warrior of the Year - Victoria Marsh

See the award presentation from our 321celebrate World Down Syndrome Day event at the below link!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Delaware's ABLE Act bill passes committer

The good news continues for people with disabilities in Delaware as the state's ‪#‎ABLEAct‬ bill (HB 60) passed committee today. The vote is next!!! ♡
321foundation families were present for both Disability Day at Legislative Hall and the Finance Committee hearing where Amy Kosmalski spoke on the House floor about how the ABLE Act will improve people's lives. Her daughter, Kayla, asked for the vote and delcared it released from committee!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

321celebrate WDSD - Shake it Off

Here it is! Sara Ann Garrison aka Sara Ann Band and Cpl.Jeff Davis "the shake it off cop from youtube" perform to the song that made him a viral sensation! Thank you both for supporting us ♡ ‪#‎321celebrate‬ ‪#‎WDSD15

321celebrate WDSD - Shake it Off:

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Governor declares 3/21 WDSD in Delaware!

Thanks to Governor Jack Markell for declaring this Saturday 3/21/2015 as World ‪#‎DownSyndrome‬ Day in Delaware! ‪#‎WDSD15‬ ‪#‎netde‬ 
And stay tuned for more exciting news from Delaware tomorrow!

Today's spotlight is on Connnor!

He is 16 years old and in the 10th grade. He loves all sports but his favorite is basketball.  He enjoys listening to music, riding roller coasters, spending time outdoors and hanging out with family and friends. His smile is infectious and is sure to brighten up your day!  Gotta luv those dimples! #rockinthatextrachromosome #downsyndrome #WDSD15

Monday, March 16, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Max!

Max Taylor is 5 years old and loves to make people laugh. He enjoys music, dancing, and is incredibly proud that he can now sing his ABCs (to everyone willing to listen) and is learning to read!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Brady!

Brady is 5 years old and is in kindergarten. When he's not in school learning his ABCs, he loves reading books, playing on his iPad, dressing up, and watching Teen Beach Movie (just to name a few things, and not in any particular order). Brady has brought so much joy to his family and they couldn't be prouder of him.
‪#‎WDSD15‬ ‪#‎downsyndrome‬