People with down syndrome celebrate and are celebrated during World Down Syndrome Day

The Concordia Ballroom hosted a celebration for World Down Syndrome Day. The event celebrated community members with down syndrome while spreading awareness about down syndrome.

The ‘sock hop’-themed party had food, fun activities, dancing and crafts.

Kimberly Grosskopf, an event coordinator, gets a wonderful feeling from the people with down syndrome she knows, and said that with time they can accomplish anything that’s expected of non-disabled people.

“I think that people think that they are different, and they’re so much more like us that different,” said Grosskopf.

There was also a motivational speaker, Andrew Gerbitz, who gave a talk about his experience having down syndrome and the life skills that help him succeed.

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