By Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) |

Congratulations to all our incredible 2016 MDSC Award Winners: 

Heather Hegedus (Fox 25)- Media Award
Julie Messina (3-21 Foundation) – Educator Award
Susanna Peyton & John Campbell – Leadership Award
Melanie Perkins McLaughlin – Allen Crocker Award of Excellence
Market Basket’s Arthur T. Demoulas (represented by Dan Riley and Gary Sessa) – Employer of the Year Award
Gillian & Fran Callaghan – Leadership Award (Not present)

Your work and your speeches yesterday epitomize our mission, our community and our 2016 theme ‪#‎iBelieve‬.

By Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) | ‪#‎WDSD16‬ On Saturday, the MDSC honored Melanie Perkins McLaughlin at our ‪#‎iBelieve‬ Annual Conference with the Allen Crocker Award of Excellence, our most prestigious award, for her incredible breadth of work over the past 8 years advancing our mission. And yesterday, as if to make our point, she was at United Nations Headquarters […]

By World Down Syndrome Day | In honor of World Down Syndrome Day, the National Down Syndrome Congress and six other national Down syndrome organizations are promoting “Random Acts of Kindness” in the United States. In collaboration with Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, International Down Syndrome Coalition, International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, Lumind […]

By National Down Syndrome Congress |

Day 18: Carrie, Rome, New York

“I took the ‘dis’ away from disability and made it my ability to make this world
a better place for all of those with special needs.”