21_Connect is proud to sponsor two screenings of My Hero Brother at the 33rd Annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival. Join us on March 12th and 14th at the Amherst Dipson Theater as we watch a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the India Himalayas, accompanied by their typical … Continue reading My Hero Brother
In 2014 President Obama signed the ABLE Act into law. The act amended Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The bill eased financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities by making tax-free savings accounts available to cover qualified expenses such as education, … Continue reading The ABLE to Work & ABLE Financial Planning Acts
It was our first Parent Connection meeting of the new year and gave our mom’s a chance to catch up with each other, have a little fun, and eat the largest cinnamon buns known to man. You can see the mountains of cinnamon fun here.
We knew it all along: our kiddos are super heroes. Researchers have found that children born with Down syndrome have an excellent genome in many ways — better, in fact, than the average genome of people without the genetic abnormality. “The research has shown that for a child with Down [syndrome] to survive pregnancy and then … Continue reading The Down Syndrome ‘Super Genome’
In 8th grade, Cedric Lehky, who has Down syndrome, was invited to be a part of the North Royalton, OH wrestling team. As he ends his high school wrestling career, he leaves behind an undefeated season and a legacy of hard work and inspiration for both his team and his competitors. “If we sprint, he … Continue reading His Name is Ced
We just had to share a little cheekiness from our friends across the Peace Bridge: their Anything But Sorry campaign is offering eCards to share with new parents on their social networks and a set of printed “Anything But Sorry” congratulations cards for purchase. So much better than the ‘S’ word. 🙂 🙂 ❤ Get … Continue reading Anything But Sorry