Who Are Self-Advocates?
Self-advocates are persons born with Down syndrome (Ds) who want the world to know that they are a person first; that there is so much more to each individual born with Ds than their extra chromosome.
This page is a place for all self-advocates to visit and feel empowered. It is a place for you to use your voice and let the community know what is on your mind.
A Few Life Lessons from the EDSS's Self Advocates:
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Michelle and Tanya Ponich are sisters on a mission, to help all Edmontonians with Down Syndrome have opportunities to reach their full potential.
Free 2 Be Me is a heartfelt documentary by filmmaker Jeannette Godoy, following the Free 2 Be Me Dance Company for one entire season. Extremely hard-working and dedicated performers, each dancer has Down Syndrome.
Karen Gaffney left the Rose City and the World in awe with a captivating Talk that explored the history, current state and progress of Down Syndrome. Her idea? All lives matter.