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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

Conner

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Got an update from Conner since he graduated from the Lipscomb IDEAL Program, and by the smile on his face I think it is safe to say he is havin’ fun and lovin’ life!

He is still working two mornings a week at The Well Coffeehouse, bussing tables and light customer service. He […]

Lauren Behrendt

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Here’s a little inspiration to get you through your Monday and back into work mode

Rainbow Scholarship recipient Lauren Behrendt is rockin’ her 1st semester at Shepherds College. Lauren lives in the dorms and has a roommate. She is working very hard on daily living skills, social skills and getting involved […]

Kaydee Lauterwasser

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Kaydee just finished with her finals for her first semester and facilitated her end of the semester person-centered planning meeting.

At the end of each semester the students have a final PCP meeting. For Kaydee’s PCP meeting she invited her mom, aunt, supports coordinator, a peer mentor and the REAL Coordinator and Director. She then presented a PowerPoint where she reviewed her long term goals, […]

Sean Cleverdon

January 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Rockin’ Recipient Sean Cleverdon had a very Merry orange and purple Christmas! I asked his mom how his first semester in the Clemson LIFE Program went and she said, “Really well. He had a blast and learned a lot too. And, we definitely missed him more than he missed us!” I hear that so often!!

She also has noticed some major growth and accomplishments in […]