Posted on May 5, 2016 by Andrea Six
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society’s 8th annual Night of Champions gala dinner will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Savannah. The celebration highlights exceptional contributions made by differently-abled people, including those with Down syndrome, in their respective workplaces. By recognizing these employees and their employers to a full room of 600 plus business leaders, professionals and advocates, the event encourages business owners to hire from a talent pool that is ready to contribute.
To nominate an employee who has different-abilities, please visit nightofchampions.org/nominations. Champions may be anyone 18 years or older with Down syndrome, or other intellectual special needs who, through their work, paid or unpaid, brings about a greater public awareness and understanding of people with Down syndrome and other differently abled adults. By living to his or her fullest potential, this person is an advocate for themselves and others, proving themselves truly able.
According to the National Down Syndrome Congress, as many as 80 percent of adults with Down syndrome are unemployed. LDSS hopes through this event and their ongoing awareness campaign, that they can lessen this statistic and increase the level understanding required to recognize the skills and contributions present in these individuals. For more information about LDSS, visit ldssga.org.