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File #: 18-6463    Version: 1 Name: RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS DOWN SYNDROME ACCEPTANCE MONTH
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/15/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 10/16/2018 Final action: 10/16/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS DOWN SYNDROME ACCEPTANCE MONTH WHEREAS, October is National Down Syndrome Acceptance Month, Down syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder; and WHEREAS, through the efforts of human and civil rights activists, people with Down Syndrome have the right to live at home, attend their local public schools, get appropriate health care, get married, maintain a job, lead meaningful, integrated lives and contribute to society in so many wonderful ways; and WHEREAS, in 2002 Nancy Gianni founded GiGi's Playhouse in Hoffman Estates after her daughter Gulianna, "GiGi", was born with Down syndrome; and WHEREAS, she wanted to change the world view of Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all; and WHEREAS, at GiGi's Playhouse families receive support and receive all the tools their child needs to succeed; and WHEREAS, at GiGi's Playhouse families have a community committed to empowering them from the time of...
Sponsors: TIMOTHY O. SCHNEIDER

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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

 

RECOGNIZING OCTOBER AS DOWN SYNDROME ACCEPTANCE MONTH

 

WHEREAS, October is National Down Syndrome Acceptance Month, Down syndrome is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder; and

 

WHEREAS, through the efforts of human and civil rights activists, people with Down Syndrome have the right to live at home, attend their local public schools, get appropriate health care, get married, maintain a job,  lead meaningful, integrated lives and contribute to society in so many wonderful ways; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2002 Nancy Gianni founded GiGi’s Playhouse in Hoffman Estates after her daughter Gulianna, “GiGi”, was born with Down syndrome; and

 

WHEREAS, she wanted to change the world view of Down syndrome and send a global message of acceptance for all; and

 

WHEREAS, at GiGi’s Playhouse families receive support and receive all the tools their child needs to succeed; and

 

WHEREAS, at GiGi’s Playhouse families have a community committed to empowering them from the time of a prenatal diagnosis to through childhood and into adulthood; and

 

WHEREAS, today there are 37 GiGi’s Playhouse locations across the county and also a location in Queretaro, Mexico.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RELOSVED, the President and the Board of Commissioners recognizes October as National Down Syndrome Acceptance Month and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be spread upon the Honorable Body and a suitable copy be tendered over to GiGi’s Playhouse founder Nancy Gianni, GiGi Gianni and all of the families that make up the community at GiGi’s Playhouse...end