The Grown-Ups

PBS Premiere: Sept. 4, 2017Check the broadcast schedule »

Take Action

  • Locate the independent living centers in your area and arrange a visit to get to know the people there. Find out what they need and how you can help.
  • In conjunction with local Rotary clubs or other business associations, host an information session on hiring people with Down syndrome (or other disabilities) for prospective employers.
  • Consider raising funds for local child care professionals and teachers to receive professional development training on educational methods that help children with Down syndrome develop basic academic and life skills.
  • Start a local support group for families of individuals with Down syndrome. If such groups already exist, publicize their resources so that new parents can find them easily.