DOWN SYNDROME AFFILIATES IN ACTION TRADE ASSOCIATION INC via Crowdrise
June 03, 2013
It’s estimated that more than 10 million people with significant disabilities are living in rural areas, and it’s in these areas that families lack the knowledge, support and training that they desperately need to create local support organizations for people with Down syndrome. You can visit our website to see the progress that we have made on this crucial program. Our project would ensure that families in rural areas have access to local support groups, training seminars, and trained professionals to assist them in finding the help and support that they need to raise their child with Down syndrome. We will work with existing local organizations to establish and help train local leaders so that each county has a support organization within 60 miles. Raising children with disabilities often makes parents feel like they are all alone. The support organizations that we would create, train leaders for, and support would decrease the “isolated” feeling and make families realize that they are part of a supportive community.