When I started Shane and Wyatt Down Syndrome Foundation (SWDSF), I had two main objectives. The first was to help families and individuals with Down syndrome and the second was to advocate for Down syndrome Awareness.
You may or may not know, October is National Down syndrome Awareness month. I wanted to do something special that both helped individuals or families and also advocated for Down syndrome. I believe, the SWDSF has put together two very exciting programs for October that accomplish both.
First, we have partnered with Baby Signing Time - Two Little Hands and SWDSF will be giving away a Baby Signing Time DVD/CD Combo Bundle (valued $69.95) to one family each day throughout the month of October. This package is a great first step into signing and was created specifically for babies as young as 3 months old up to 3 years old. This is a 4 DVD/CD set and contains the first 4 volumes in the collection. Click Here to learn more about this combo bundle and what is included, SWDSF Giveaway.
I am so excited!! This is the exact same bundle that I bought for Shane and Wyatt. Our family still uses it and this has helped all of us to learn sign language. Shane and Wyatt, now 3 1/2 years old, still do not speak but do communicate to us through signing. I wish I had purchased and started using this when they were months old. I believe in this product and know that it works and will help your child and your family.
This giveaway is for any individual with Down syndrome that hasn't yet learned to sign but needs to. You can start showing and kids have started to sign as early as 3 months old. You may register for this giveaway at Register for Giveaway. Good Luck!! Please share with a family that could use this. Increase your chances and ask the family, grandparents, aunts and uncles to register as well. Register today!
Second, I wanted to put together a program that advocates for individuals with Down syndrome. SWDSF has purchased 31 of the Just Like You Down Syndrome DVDs. I will send a copy of this DVD for free to any school, hospital or library in NJ or PA. I want to make sure in order to receive a copy, the institution wants the DVD and will use it. I know some of you are teachers, doctors and librarians or have family members that are. Maybe you have contacts that are. This giveaway is simple, Please send an email to email@example.com. Please include the contact person, name of the institution, mailing address and a note as to why they want it or what they will do with it. From the emails, I will select 31 and will send them off. This has the potential to impact thousands of people. This past May, our family had the opportunity to show this DVD to Jesse's entire school and I also did a presentation on Down syndrome which included Q/A from the students. Jesse was so excited to bring Shane and Wyatt to school that day and we had so much fun. We can do the same for your school as well.
I hope that you find what we are doing as exciting as I do. I wanted to do something special this year, something that both helped individuals and advocated for Down syndrome. Please share this with your friends and family and as always, thank you for your support.
SWDSF is also currently working on our official non-profit status and we are working to create our website. This is taking longer then expected and hopefully we will have both completed soon.
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Shane and Wyatt Down Syndrome Foundation
PO Box 214
Lehighton, PA 18235