In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I wanted to share with you a great video about Down syndrome. In 2012, a collaboration between Just Like You films and the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City resulted in Just Like You – Down Syndrome. This video features Elyssa, Rachel and Sam – three kids with Down syndrome and their best friends, Bretlyn, Savanna and Bobby. They talk about Down syndrome, what it’s like to have Down syndrome and how others can support those with Down syndrome and be their friend. I had the pleasure of interviewing Rachel and her best friend Savanna. You can find that interview here.
Just Like You – Down Syndrome is a wonderful video for adults and children to watch. It shares great information about Down syndrome, but it mainly focuses on the individuals. Down syndrome does not define anyone. As Rachel says in the video, “it’s just one part of my beautiful self.”
Liz McMahon, MA, CCC-SLP