DSABV Goes To the Capital
Today, 3/21, we celebrate our friends and family with Down syndrome! Michael Martinez, board member, Lucy Castro, Ben & Wendy Erdman, and I had the opportunity to attend World Down Syndrome Day at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, TX. We met with Texas Representative John Raney and discussed challenges our members with Down syndrome are facing when it comes to living independently, funding, employment pay and everyday opportunities. We also attended a House Proclamation with representatives from Down syndrome groups all over Texas. The celebration ended with a rally to end institutionalized funding and provide more services for people with disabilities to live in their community!
I’m so honored to get to live life alongside so many people with Down syndrome. My goal as the DSABV program coordinator is to provide opportunities for our members to learn, grow, and gain skills to live a successful and meaningful life.