Resources for Down Syndrome Awareness Month

National Down Syndrome SocietyTo kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month, collaborated with the National Down Syndrome Society ( to bring you new resources, like the ones below:


You can also get involved in the annual National Buddy Walk Program, which seeks to raise awareness and funds for Down syndrome research by hosting walking events throughout the country. Watch a public service announcement for the National Buddy Walk Program below, which features TV hosts Nancy O’Dell (also a Parents magazine columnist) and Meredith Vieira, along with actors John C. McGinley (“Scrubs”) and Chris Burke (“Life Goes On”).

Look for more resources later this month or head over to Ellen Seidman’s blog, To the Max, which is chronicling stories to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness. If you have a story to share, you can also participate in the My Great Story campaign, which encourages families to share their stories on

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  1. by Tracy Ferguson

    On October 3, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Thank you! As the mother of 5 awesome kids, our youngest has an extra 21st chromosome, it is really great to see this resource! It feels very 2012 to be included :-)