The Equity Spotlight Award is an award that recognizes students, faculty, staff, student organizations and community partners for their commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment reflective of our mission, vision, and core values.
Rosalie Sherwood is a founding member of the Down Syndrome Family Connection. She described how the DSFC grew from a small group of parents that sought to support other parents and caregivers of children with Down syndrome because they wanted to see the best situation they could for their children within education and beyond.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and currently, the DSFC is hosting its 13th annual Buddy Walk—their largest fundraiser and family reunion. Despite being unable to be physically present, the DSFC remains optimistic about new opportunities and open to new possibilities. Their mission is to gain regional recognition as an advocacy- based organization-serving individuals living, learning, and growing with Down syndrome.
Micah Heath, Principal at Arlington Heights Elementary received the Equity Spotlight Award at the Board of School Trustees meeting on Tuesday, October 27th on behalf of Down Syndrome Family Connection. Mr. Heath is very involved with the Down Syndrome Family Connection group.