Massachusetts mother raises Down syndrome awareness

Children with Down syndrome and children without disabilities have more similarities than they have differences.

That’s the message one Taunton mother is bringing to young students, educators and the community at large.

Rebecca Volpe organized the School Buddy Campaign, a fundraising and awareness initiative at Barnum Preschool in Taunton, which ran throughout the month of October. She gave several presentations about Down syndrome at the preschool, which is attended by her five-year-old daughter, Julia, and worked with teachers and students to collect coins for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, a Down syndrome advocacy group.

via Taunton mother starts coin drive, raises Down syndrome awareness – Taunton, MA – The Taunton Gazette.

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