Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Recognizing the Super Sibs

Author: Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member

This October, in observance of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we want to recognize the Super Sibs of our loved ones with Down syndrome! Siblings tend to be very aware of the impact of having a brother or sister with extra needs, and we often hear amazing stories about how they love, encourage, and embrace both the highs and lows of their relationships with their siblings with Down syndrome. We want to take the opportunity to highlight these examples, because we believe that children are the key to a future of an inclusive world. Furthermore, we know that these Super Sibs are key players in leading this movement.

Please join us in applauding the amazing sibling relationships within the Down syndrome community. The contest details are outlined below; we can’t wait to read about your Super Sibs!



Contest entries should be submitted via email to All submissions will require a photo with a brief story (3-4 sentences) of how the sibling is supportive of their family member with Down syndrome.

We will accept submissions through the end of October. All submissions will be included in an album to be hosted on the ds-connex website. By entering into the contest, you are granting ds-connex permission to use the submitted photo and story in ds-connex social media posts and website. We will only use the first name of siblings in our promotions.

We will have a random drawing to select 10 winners, who will each be awarded $25 gift cards. Winners will be announced on the ds-connex Facebook page on November 2nd. Winners can select to receive gift cards from the following: Amazon, Toys-R-Us, Target or Barnes & Noble.

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