Monday, 3 March 2014

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day (1) ...

Between now and World Down Syndrome Day (21st March), this series of blog posts will feature an ad hoc range of resources  celebrating the occasion, however you choose to do so:

21 Dreams,
(Volume 1 March 2013, Volume 2 October 2013)
Jennifer Buechler and Julie Gallagher, Sycamore Sisters Photography
Each volume is a book of photos and stories about 21 people with Down syndrome, originally produced for World Down Syndrome Day 2013 (Volume 1) and Down Syndrome Awareness Month (Volume 2). Originally published as Blurb books, Volumes 1 and 2 are also now available as Apple iBooks.
Our hope is that after studying the photographs and reading the stories featured in the books, people will perceive the world in a new way - with eyes opened to a life of awareness...acceptance...inclusion...and inspiration. 
10-15% of the total cost of each book (a large portion of the proceeds) goes to Down Syndrome Indiana  (our local Down syndrome organization), which is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome through education, support and advocacy.
The 21 Dreams website also includes a short video featuring the photos from the books.

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