Bright Lights, Big City


Hot off the press:  Western New York will be featured in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation before the 24th Annual Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City.  Check out the entire press release below: EAST AMHERST RESIDENT TO BE FEATURED IN NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY VIDEO Paul Mondschein To Help Kick … Continue reading Bright Lights, Big City

GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to WNY!


Bringing a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced by their families, schools, and communities…changing the way the world sees Down syndrome through national campaigns, educational programs, and by empowering individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community. 21_Connect is proud to partner with GiGi’s Playhouse, Inc. to bring a Down … Continue reading GiGi’s Playhouse is coming to WNY!

Inclusive Education at its Finest!!


Cody Sullivan graduated from Concordia University this past weekend.  He’s the first student with Down syndrome to graduate college in just four years in Oregon. Cody received a certificate of achievement in Elementary Education thanks to the West Coast Think College coalition program.  The program works with colleges and universities to include students with intellectual disabilities … Continue reading Inclusive Education at its Finest!!