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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

More Alike Than Different

The National Down Syndrome Congress has an awareness campaign called More Alike Than Different.

The campaign aims to bring awareness that individuals with Down syndrome have a lot of similarities with their peers in terms of their abilities, hopes, dreams, relationships ... and life in general.

The message of being 'more alike than different' is given by self-advocates (watch the video). As part of the PSA for this campaign the NDSC created posters of individuals with Down syndrome and asking questions like, "Who's A Better Teammate, You or Me?" and "Who's A Better Baseball Fan, You or Me?" Under the tag line is a "did you know..." informational message about individuals with Down syndrome, .

You can now make your own More Alike Awareness Poster by sending a photo and your own version of the "Who's A Better..." tag line and they will create an 11x17 poster image to send back to you.

Here is what I sent in for Kayla. I love how it turned out!

The small print says, "Did you know kids with Down syndrome learn to walk, run, and jump too? I started jumping when I was 3 years old and haven't stopped yet!"


You can view more images in the More Alike Poster Gallery (Kayla is #74, if you click on it you can see it enlarged).

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15 comments:

Bethany said...

So cute! My friend did this and hers had a typo on it! LOL

Beverly said...

so cute! I love that photo

Mom24 said...

Michelle, that's so cool! Thanks for sharing.

Lacey said...

Oh I love yours. That is a perfect picture.

Becca said...

I think this is so adorable, and such a great idea!

Living Life Happy said...

Wow! Awesome job on her poster! I love it!

chelle said...

What a great awareness campaign! Nice to see such a positive spin.

Love that photo!

Nicki said...

What an awesome idea! I love it!

Michelle said...

What a fantastic poster!!

I meant to make one for Ruby, but never came up with the words...

Tina said...

What a great poster, that is so cool...and she looks perfect!!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Awesome poster Michelle!! This is a wonderful campaign.

Melissa said...

I love it!!!!! Just AWESOME:)

Marie said...

FABULOUS IDEA!! I love this. And Kayla made a fabulous poster.

PEA said...

Oh Michelle, I love it! The slogan "more alike than different" made me remember something. Last week I was at WalMart, standing in line at the cashier and in front of me was this lady, I'd say in her 30's, with Down Syndrome, and she was shopping by herself. I started a conversation with her and she was so delightful and such a happy person:-) xoxo

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