October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness. A chance to celebrate those with Down syndrome and everything they achieve every day.

Advocate. Educate. Support. Love. #downsyndrome

the next big event: The Inclusion Session


10/26/2017 – The Inclusion Session: Creating and Maintaining Inclusive Schools for All

Join 21_Connect on Thursday, October 26, at Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center for an interactive presentation for any teacher, administrator, therapist, parent or CSE director who is interested in creating more inclusive schools. Filled with useful ideas and strategies, we will cover how to create inclusive schools and the dramatic achievement results of an inclusive shift for students with and without disabilities.

In partnership with Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center, the Inclusion Session will provide six credit hours of continuing education for teachers, school leaders, social workers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists.

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Mark your calendars for October 29th from 3-6 at Sweet Charlotte’s.  We’ll gather to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness month in style at Clarence, NY’s own all-inclusive, one-of-a-kind, play space for all kiddos.

21_Connect is a Not-For-Profit Organization

Please contribute to the 21_Connect mission!  We appreciate any and all levels of support; thank you for your consideration!  We are a 501(c)(3) organization and your donation is tax deductible.  If you would like any additional information please contact us by email at connect@21connect.org or by phone 716-427-3575.

Donation ideas:

$21 – we kinda like that number 🙂
$47 – representing that extra chromosome
$121 – our founding date, January 21st
$300 – the cost of a small connection basket we donate to families having a child with Down syndrome
$500 – the cost of a large connection basket we donate to families having a child with Down syndrome


Advocate: {verb} – to publicly support

We believe in a future where a diagnosis of Down syndrome does not drive a mother to her knees, but instead is a celebratory moment, much like any other baby being born.

Educate: {verb} – to provide with information

Trust us, people with Down syndrome possess many strengths and individual talents. 21_Connect and other organizations are here to help you along your journey.

Support: {verb} – to assist or help

21_Connect believes the birth of a baby with Down syndrome is meant to be celebrated.  For this reason, we have created several support programs and we offer our own personal experience, if your family would like to _connect.

Love: {noun} – strong affection for another

The Down syndrome community is a tight-knit one, one where you have friends for life.  We invite you join us and share the love.  Please email or call 716-427-3575.