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Happy NDSAW from VATTA!

Today is the first day of National Down Syndrome Awareness Week! Every year, NDSAW is from November 1-7. VATTA is excited to be taking part in their own communities. A message from Matt, the Chair of VATTA: “I will be writing a big post on Facebook about...

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#SeeTheAbilitySunday with Nick

If you haven't already seen the posts, #SeeTheAbilitySunday features positive and uplifting messages for the Down syndrome community from self-advocates, family members, and professionals. This #SeeTheAbilitySunday features Nick from VATTA. Here's what he has to said about the advice he gave: “I was recently asked to give...

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Go21 with VATTA

A couple months ago, I got asked to do a speech at the Hamilton Go21, it was about possibilities. If you don't know yet, Go21 is all about positivity for people with Down syndrome and their families in Canada. 21 stands for the extra copy of the 21st...

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Using Our Voice

There are many ways to advocate for employment for all people with developmental disabilities. One of those ways is to speak with politicians and people with power. When self-advocates speak, people can learn from us. It's important for us to have a voice as well...

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Picture the Possibilities: Behind the scenes

On Thursday, January 23, we all flew into Toronto. Usually we have meetings in January, but this time, we were doing something new and exciting! This year is the 10th anniversary of VATTA, so we wanted to do something special. We got to film a mini-documentary...

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