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Connection Blog 

DSCBA Receives Education Grant from Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Amy Parham

July 22, 2016

The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (DSCBA) is the proud recipient of one of only eight international education grants awarded by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

Future Connections, the DSCBA program funded by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, will offer adolescents and young adults transitioning from high school the necessary support to voice their interests, preferences and needs as they plan their futures outside of a school-based environment and move toward employment, independent or supportive living, and other long-term goals.

“This is a crucial and often overlooked component of transitional and future planning. Our goal is for our participants to gain a confident voice in what is important to them and how those pieces are currently present in their lives,” stated Nancy LaBelle, DSCBA Executive Director.

The Future Connections curriculum is based on the Framing A Future tool published by the esteemed Bridge School in Hillsborough, California.

The Down Syndrome Connection is passionate and dedicated to encouraging the unlimited potential in children and adults with Down syndrome throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. Our mission is to empower, inspire and support people with Down syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.

Amy Garcia accepted the award on our behalf at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Orlando, Florida on July 21, 2016.