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Bach Todaro

Thank you to our new friend Stuart!

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We are so very grateful to Stuart for his extremely generous donation to our organization in memory of his parents, Ephraim and Dorothy, who provided a warm, loving and nurturing home environment, both in Hempstead, NY and Margate, FL, to his brother Allan Ira Siegel for sixty-one years. Thank you, Stuart for your contribution to the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. Your generous donation will help us continue our mission!

Our Exceptional Educators Training was a Success!

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We had a full house at the Exceptional Educators Training on 10/21/22! It was so great to see our educators engaged and enjoying the activities! Thank you for spending your Friday with us at the event.

We would like to thank our sponsors, and community partners for their support. Special thanks to Broward County Public Schools – ESE dept., Andrea Ciotti-InD Curriculum Supervisor for collaborating with the training!

Thank you, Sue Davis-Killian – Director of Education for Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization from the Palm Beach County, for her training on the Down syndrome 101.
Last but not least, our gratitude to amazing staff and parent volunteers for showing up before dawn helped to set up and stayed until the end of the event to clean up! We appreciate your support Broward GC Down Syndrome Org. and the Down Syndrome Committee of Broward ESE Advisory Council.


Thank you I Can Living & Learning Center!

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Special thanks to I Can Living and Learning Center for sponsoring Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome and DS Committee of Broward ESE Advisory’s 4th Annual Exceptional Educators Training on October 21st! We appreciate your supporting our Broward educators.

I Can Living and Learning Center’s Employment Program provides an opportunity for individuals with disabilities to secure suitable employment. The Employment Specialists help participants learn how to do the following: identify an employment goal, properly complete an employment application, prepare a resume, prepare for an interview, utilize appropriate job search methods and, most importantly, help maintain employment. We provide follow-up services and also provide post employment services to those with significant disabilities.


Thank you Delmar Arts Academy!

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Welcome, Delmar Arts Academy, one of our new Silver Sponsors of this year’s Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2022 Walk! We appreciate your support of the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization!

Delmar Arts Academy specializes in early childhood education through the arts. We are a federally designated 501(c)(3) non-profit Pre-School, Elementary and After-School program devoted to touching the lives of under-privileged children by providing them with a top-tier educational foundation. Delmar is an inclusive organization, also actively devoted to helping children with special needs.

We offer various programs, all of which incorporate a dual-language and arts-based methodology. We cater to families with children from 15 months to 3rd grade. In addition, we offer an afterschool program and summer camps for children ages 2 years old – 5th grade.

At Delmar, we focus on promoting every aspect of a child’s growth: cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual. For more information visit, Delmar Arts Academy .


Thank you Associated Printing Productions, Inc.!

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Thank you to Associated Printing Productions, Inc. for once again supporting our Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk! They print our “I AM” signs that you see displayed along our Walk path at a discount, so that we can use more of our operating money throughout the year to support our Mission.

Serving South Florida businesses since 1991, APPi has a well-earned reputation  as a leader in high-end commercial printing services by providing our clients with award-winning print production, impeccable service, and competitive pricing.

Our mission is to ensure that your printed materials make a lasting impression on your customers, and help you achieve the results you’re looking for. Visit Commercial Printing, Packaging and Fulfillment Services in Miami (appi1.com) for more information!

Thank you to Hooters!

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Thank you Hooters for your in-kind donation of water for our walkers and free Kid’s Meal coupons. Reps from Hooters will be distributing both waters and the coupons to our walkers at our upcoming Walk! We thank you for both volunteering and donating those items in support of our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2022 Walk!

To find directions to your local Hooters, visit their website at www.hooters.com

Thank you Exceptional Theater Company!

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Thank you to Exceptional Theater Company our newest Bronze Sponsor! Daniela Roeder designs the “I AM” signs that you see placed along our walk route. She and the Exceptional Theater Company have been long time supporters of the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization and our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome Walk!

The mission of the Exceptional Theater Company is to energize and motivate children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities, and their families to achieve creative expression through involvement in the arts and community service, utilizing the power of theater.

The organization’s purpose is to work toward fulfillment of the vision of a fully inclusive accessible program that meets artistic needs of the special needs community. Through its work, ETC develops and promotes independence, dignity, and self-respect in order to create, and develop more fulfilling lives.

Exceptional Theater Company | Teaching Theater to Persons with Disabilities

In Memory of Ernest R. Fries…

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This is a special donation made by one of our long-time BGCDSO members, Desiree Fries, in memory of her father, Ernest R. Fries, who passed away recently. This is the first walk that he will miss. He has attended the last 16 walks in support of his grandson, Triston. We send our love and prayers to the Fries Family and a special thanks for their continued support of our Step Up 4 Down Syndrome 2022 Walk, which benefits our Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization families.


Thank you to Lisa of L Creative Marketing!

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Thank you Lisa of L Creative Marketing for your long time support of the Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. Your dedication in helping up with our organization via our newsletters, our website, designing our SU4DS shirts and banners, and being available to answer questions, means the world to our organization! We appreciate all your help over the years!