DS ACT Advocacy Avenger Created by Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut
Hi! I’m Erin, ADVOCACY AVENGER! I am a young adult with Down syndrome and alongside my fellow Avengers, we advocate for a world of inclusion, kindness, and acceptance. Our headquarters are located within the Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut (DS ACT). The mission of DS ACT is to improve the lives of people with Down Syndrome by promoting equity, opportunities, inclusion, and by empowering them and their families in all aspects of life. As an Advocacy Avenger, we work on our superhero skills such as socializing and refining “soft” skills that are important for independence and employment. One such superhero skill is….cooking! Through cooking we work on many different skills dispelling myths about Down syndrome while whipping up one recipe at a time! Next time you need help in the kitchen or promoting kindness or acceptance, just flip your “special” switch to activate the Advocacy Avengers signal and we’ll be there, spatula in hand, to defeat ignorance and outdated thinking!