are to go to college, study poetry, and learn to work in an office.
When you make a gift to the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW), you fund life-changing programs and services that help thousands of dreams come true. Michelle is one of our amazing self-advocates with big dreams for her life.
Michelle is 29 years old. She has three jobs, a high school diploma, a supportive network of friends and family, and now has added a work experience with DSAW to this list.
“I love my life because I’m working three jobs and I’m working a new job with DSAW too! I am most proud about this new job at the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin,” Michelle says.
But she isn’t stopping there. Michelle has big dreams for her future. “My dreams are to go to college and study poetry. I want to learn to work in an office and plan parties. I also want to take pictures and someday be a teacher. And when I retire, I want to write a poetry book and get it published. I would write all types of poetry for a lot of people.”
For individuals with Down syndrome and their families, thinking about the future can sometimes be scary. We have big dreams for our loved ones, but it can be overwhelming to know how to accomplish them. This is where DSAW comes in.
DSAW specializes in one-on-one support for individuals and families throughout Wisconsin. Whatever your dreams and hopes are, we can help them come true by creating a unique 5-year plan and implementing this plan for you. DSAW is preparing Michelle to work in an office through a specialized work experience, and we’ve been helping her with her dreams to publish her poetry.
When you support DSAW, you make stories like Michelle’s possible across the state. Together, we can help individuals with Down syndrome exceed expectations. Will you make a year-end gift to support our vital work? We couldn’t do it without you!