[For more about the event, check out thearticle on Huffington Post from the chairman of IDSC - Beth Sullivan]
The goal of the event is to raise awareness about Down syndrome while spreading the love and good cheer that comes with giving to others. Since our specific mission is to support adults who have Down syndrome and their caregivers, we've decided to offer a friendly challenge to all those participating in the R.A.K. event:
Give Back to the Down Syndrome Community by Connecting with Adults in Group Homes
The greatest fear for us as parents of adults, is that there will come a day when we are unable to care for our children if they needs us. #WDSD15 could be a stepping stone to larger effort. They say "it takes a village." We are the villagers for these adults without caregivers.
Some local Ds groups already have an outreach program in place. If your group doesn't, or you don't belong to a local group, you can start your connection by contacting your local Arc or Developmental Disability service provider.
#WDSD15 on The Road
Let us know what you're doing to celebrate this year!