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.

What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal genetic condition. It occurs in 1 out of every 691 births and affects people of all races and economic levels.

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Here at the Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley, we are all hands on deck. Whether you’re a member, employee, volunteer, or donor, we wouldn’t be where we are and who we are without you all. Join our team, get involved, and help us make an impact.

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Make a difference and help us fulfill our mission to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.

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Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley

Founded in 2002, our original name was the Down Syndrome Support Group of the Brazos Valley. Our name has changed over the decade, but our purpose remains true. We are a community of individuals and couples with Down syndrome, self-advocates, families, friends and professionals.

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