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 in New York City speaking at the U.N.’s ceremonies commemorating World Down Syndrome Day.

Melanie said she met many inspiring and courageous people from around the world, including Qatar, Mongolia, Japan, Korea, Australia, Scotland, South Africa, India, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and UK.The theme of this year’s ‪#‎WDSD‬ events was “the benefits of inclusive environments for today’s children and tomorrow’s adults.”

Thank you once again Melanie for continuing to spread awareness, not only in your hometown of Medford, but throughout Massachusetts and indeed, around the world!

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