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Celebrate Down Syndrome Month With Noah and His Dad

Celebrate Down Syndrome Month With Noah and His Dad
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) suggests a number of ways you can promote the merit and the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. You can: Visit the Down Syndrome Awareness Month page to learn about these activities and more.

Additionally, help Noah’s dad build his Wall of Awesome on Facebook! Rick Smith, aka Noah’s dad, is a blogger who writes about and shares videos of his son Noah, who has Down syndrome. Rick started NoahsDad.com shortly after Noah was born in order to build a supportive community for families raising kids with Down syndrome, as well as a repository of information for anyone who wants to learn about Down syndrome. The blog’s aim is to “show the world that Down syndrome is OK,” and it sure has been doing just that—especially since Rick got 18 million visitors to his blog after posting a piece in which he mentioned a Target ad that features a boy with Down syndrome. Visit the blog and leave a question or comment, or share pictures and stories on the Smiths’ Wall of Awesome!

Also be sure to read the Thrive article about Noah and his mom and dad, and check out this video from March 2012. Rick talks about World Down Syndrome Day, which takes place every year on March 21, and promotes his aim to “give the world an inside look at a family raising a child with Down syndrome.”