Wednesday, May 12, 2010
(GiGi's Playhouse, Down syndrome Centers, promotes Down syndrome awareness through its "i have a voice" Travelling Gallery. It features images of 30 Down syndrome children, by renowned photographer Thomas Balsamo. "A beautifully crafted coffee table book of nearly 40 portraits and first person and family accounts, entitled 'i have a voice', showcases their potential and humanity to open minds and change lives."
The goal of the campaign is to "seek to change outdated perceptions and replace those images with beautiful, thought provoking, intelligent images.”
“GiGi's is committed to the important mission of spreading positive and accurate information about Down syndrome through education. We know that by helping individuals with Down syndrome reach their highest potential, we can change outdated perceptions that people may have. The end result is a world that is empowered with knowledge, compassion, and inspiration - what a better place for all of us!”)