Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Delaware HB 60 renamed as "Kayla's Bill"

BREAKING NEWS: One of our very own founding families received some much deserved recognition from Delaware Legislators this afternoon. Representative Melanie George Smith renamed House Bill 60 as, "Kayla's Bill", after her family showed intense dedication and tireless advocacy for the ABLE Act. Thank you Rep. Melanie George Smith
Rep. Trey Paradee, Rep. Valerie Longhurst, and Rep.Quinn Johnson!
Oh, and Kayla's Bill was voted unanimously out of the House! Next stop...Senate!!

Congratulations Kayla!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

I spy with my little eye....321foundation out in the community!!

I spy with my little eye....321foundation out in the community!! Thanks for your love & support! Stay tuned for info about our upcoming Parent Meeting/Education Day!

The photo booth was a big hit at ‪#‎321celebrate‬!

The photo booth was a big hit at ‪#‎321celebrate‬ and we will be sharing more fantastic pics like these soon! Thanks to The Wilmington Photo Booth Company for doing such a great job! ♡

Thursday, March 26, 2015

MORE ALIKE THAN DIFFERENT | March 21 World Down Syndrome Day | #MoreAlik...

Loving seeing a familiar face in this ‪#‎morealikethandifferent‬ video!

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:

Wishing you bought something yesterday to support people with‪#‎DownSyndrome‬? Now's your chance!

Wishing you bought something yesterday to support people with‪#‎DownSyndrome‬? Now's your chance! Order now at and we'll send it to you tomorrow! Items are going fast! ‪#‎321celebrate‬‪#‎WDSD15‬

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

Saturday, March 14, 2015

1 week until the party!

☆☆☆ 1 week to go ☆☆☆
321foundation's 2nd annual World Down Syndrome Day celebration is just 1 week from today! We hope to see you there! Bigger & better with love & support ♡
‪#‎downsyndrome‬ ‪#‎netde‬ ‪#‎WDSD15‬

Friday, March 13, 2015

Shake it off on 3/21

Want another reason to join us 3/21 at BCP Smyrna????

I know you have all seen the Dover Police Officer Cpl. Jeff Davis and his Shake It Off dashcam video on YouTube...he will be performing LIVE to help kick off our event!!!!!! You don't want to miss this!!!!!!

Ready for photo booth fun?

Sometimes you have to test out the props....Did we mention there is going to be a photo booth at 321celebrate? Come check out The Wilmington Photo Booth Co. 3/21 at BCP Smyrna 5-9 pm.

FREE family fun event!!!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Natalie

Hi!  I'm Natalie and just turned four at the end of January. I love singing, being read to, ballet class, and cheering on my family in 5k races.
   I was not a huge fan of the cold weather this winter had to offer.  My aunt & sister tried to encourage me to go sledding with them but I insisted I was "done" and that it was too "cold".  I am more of a warm weather kind of gal 😎
       I spend three mornings a week at preschool with my terrific teacher and caring friends.  The other two mornings I can be found in a variety of places:
~attending therapies to hone in on my gross & fine motor and speech skills.
~serving as a valuable addition to the Children & Families Committee as part of the Developmental Disability Council.
~teaching the community the importance and benefits of #inclusion.
     I can't wait for warmer weather so I can hit up the park with my sister and friends, lunch dates with my dad, visit the beach and drive around the neighborhood in my sisters Jeep!
If you'd like to keep up with me and my adventures, please "like" my page

#downsyndrome #wdsd15

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Jon!

Jon is a 2 time National Champion Powerlifter!
I am convinced that he is the strongest person with #downsyndrome in the entire USA and maybe the world... #WDSD15

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Luke!

Luke Archer is 4 and it's impossible not to smile when you are around him! Seriously people!
#netde #wdsd15 #downsyndrome

See Sara Ann perform at our 3/21 event!

We are so excited to share that Sara Ann Garrison aka Sara Ann Band will be performing at our 321celebrate World Down Syndrome Day event on 3/21/2015!!! If you haven't seen her yet... she's wonderful, amazing, and super-fantastic!
Event info:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Levi

Levi is three years old. He is "all boy". He loves exploring, climbing, and rough housing. His smile, laughter and personality are magnetic and he makes friends wherever he goes.

Who wouldn't want to be your friend, Levi? You are adorable!!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Today's spotlight is on Kayla Kosmalski...

Kayla...also known as Princess Kayla is 8 years old and is in the 3rd grade. She loves Disney, being in pageants, hip hop dancing , Taylor Swift and going to school...and occasionally she loves her 2 year old brother, Logan. Her smile lights up every room...and her sass and drama are equally amazing....proving that people with Down syndrome are more alike than different.

Kayla...we think you are a star. Shine bright!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Time to highlight cutie pie Charlotte....

Did you know Charlotte is a twin? She and Henry have a special bond and at almost 5, are always on the go! One of her favorite things to say is "C'mon" as she is off on the next adventure. She enjoys music and dance parties and jumping on her bed. She also loves books and quiet reading on her own or with mom and dad. She is recently a big sister and is the best in her family at getting her baby sister to smile and laugh. We think it's because her own smile is infectious!

We think so too!!!!

Win a STRIDER BIKE!!!!!!!

Come party with us 3/21 at 321celebrate for your chance to win this bike in our AMAZING silent auction/raffle!

(Recommended for ages 1.5-5...these balance bikes are known to be great for teaching kids with Down syndrome and other disabilities how to ride a bike)

World Down Syndrome Day events & countdown

We love being a part of the World Down Syndrome Day community! Check out this link to see #WDSD15 events that are happening all over the world... including 321celebrate ♡
There's also a countdown to WDSD - 13 days to go!

Friday, March 6, 2015


Now that we have your attention...our incredible business partners at BCP Smyrna are raffling a new Jeep!!!!!

Attend 321celebrate on 3/21 at BCP Smyrna for your chance to drive away in a new Jeep. Well. Sorta. Must be a kid to fit in this one!!!! 

Jake loves superheros

Today our spotlight is on Jake…
Jake just turned 6 years old on Feb 24th. He LOVES superheros, Harry Potter, Legos, sports and mostly swimming.

Jake you are far more handsome and amazing than wear that shirt well!!!

Get 321foundation email updates

Did you know you can get email updates from 321foundation?  Just goto and look on the right hand side for the "Get 321foundation email updates." Then enter your email address in the box and your done!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

One strong little girl

Today's spotlight is on Francesca Maria Olivere, AKA Frank the Tank! One strong little girl. First surgery at 2 days old, 13 since then. The most recent was brain surgery for an extremely rare disease called MoyaMoya, which was causing small strokes with risk for a major one and death. She was home in 2 days from that surgery and back to school in 5! She is amazing. Many people use that word loosely. She is AMAZING. She is STRONG. She is FUNNY. She is Frank the Tank.

Franki we think you are the definition of STRONG....and you are gorgeous, too. What a perfect combination!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

River rocks!

Today's spotlight is on River!!!!

River is 4 years old and in preschool. She loves to play in her kitchen and serve food to her family and friends. River also loves watching movies and fast forwarding to her favorite scenes. Everyday that the weather allows it, River wants to take a walk around the neighborhood with her family and dog Cooper.

You are gorgeous, River!!!!

All the Frozen things you could want!

Attention all FROZEN're not gonna want to let this go....

Come win it 3/21 at 321celebrate!!!!!!

Valued at over $200

Elsa and Anna trunk 
Olaf snow cone maker
Surprise Slides Board Game
New! Frozen Fever Elsa Doll
New! Frozen Fever Anna Doll
Color'n style purse
Singing microphone
2 48 piece puzzles
Nail polish set
Jump rope
Bubble wand
Paddle ball
Glow wand
Olaf travel activities
Grab and Go color set
Felt color activity
Word Search
Key chains

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lets hear it for Zeke!

Today's spotlight is on Zeke!!!!
Zeke loves to laugh and have a great time. He loves to run around and play with his brother, they are almost always laughing! He is in kindergarten this year and loves participating in Special Olympics swimming, basketball, and soccer.
You are a super star Zeke!!!!

Support a great cause and maybe win a TV!

Want a chance to WIN this????

See you 3/21 at 321celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

5-9 pm
19 S DuPont Blvd
Smyrna, DE

This silent auction and raffle is going to BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!!!!

Visit our event page:

Monday, March 2, 2015

Student of the Week JJ!

Today we would like to spotlight JJ Justice.
Looks like being Student of the Week is hard work! We are so proud of you JJ! ‪#‎wdsd15‬ ‪#‎321celebrate