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March 21 (or 3/21, which stands for three copies of the 21st chromosome) is World Down Syndrome Day! Each year on this day, we celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and the wonderful joy, insight and inspiration they bring into our lives and to this world. Help us celebrate by taking the 3/21 Pledge!

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“October Awareness Campaign: Ruby and Nella Rock the Future”

Ruby and her friend Nella have been on many adventures, but this past October they took us on a little journey into a world where they were reaching, dreaming and achieving a life without limits. To see more of this journey watch the quick video below! To be inspired by true life stories of accomplishment and view the entire campaign, head on over to our BLOG.

About Ruby’s Rainbow

Ruby’s Rainbow was inspired by our own lil’ lady, Ruby. At her birth, we discovered she had an extra special chromosome. Our expectations for her did not change, and we vowed as a family to give her every opportunity we could to learn, grow, flourish and become an important contributor to society and the community.

Our goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, and help them achieve their dreams of higher education, while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.

Life and learning don’t stop after high school, after all — and we want to help these amazing individuals reach their highest potential.

We love keeping track of our Rockin’ Recipients. We hope their accomplishments will inspire others to go for their dreams!

Recent Updates

Justin Isaac

February 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Hi Liz and Ruby and family, Hope all is well with you guys!


Just thought I’d share this with you. Justin got a volunteer job at the all night study 10 hours a week. He aced both his classes last semester and is totally rockin’ it this semester. He is on the Neptune Area Community Council ( Neptune is where he lives) He auditioned for […]

Andrew Weatherly

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

CLOSTER, N.J. — Sometimes Closter artist Andrew Weatherly works at Target, plays tennis and coaches basketball.

Other times, he’s a painter, photographer and poet.

The 24-year-old, born with Down Syndrome, is showing his work in exhibits both here and abroad.

At 7 p.m. Saturday, Weatherly will meet and greet the public at “The Art Beyond a Syndrome” in the Sandy Bennett Art Gallery […]

Ronald Nagel

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Article by Elizabeth Richardson on January 20, 2017

Before hitting the airwaves on East Stroudsburg University’s 90.3 WESS radio December 6, disc jockeys Ronald Nagel and Donald Laudenslager made sure they were prepared.

The students, who are part of ESU’s Career, Independent Living & Learning Studies (CILLS) program, had worked with CILLS paraeducator Dylan Doran to choose a dozen songs by rock groups such as […]

The Birth of Ruby’s Rainbow

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The second I held her in my arms I felt such a strong need to do something extraordinary…just like her. It was literally like she had lit my soul on fire and I was wide awake. I have never had such passion and emotion come through me as it did that day. She was in the NICU for 18 days and we finally got […]