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NCSS to host Buddy Walk for Down syndrome on Sunday; Fairfax’s Ian Carpenter spreads awareness
By Bridget Higdon
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ST. ALBANS — Elaine and Ian Carpenter want people to know that children with Down syndrome should not be underestimated.
“Children with Down syndrome can achieve so much, and we’ve always had very high expectations for Ian,” his mother Elaine said. “It may take him a little longer to learn something, but he’s very capable.”
That will be proven true this weekend at the 13th annual Buddy Walk, when community members affected by Down syndrome come together to raise money and spread awareness.
Starting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Collins Perley Sports and Fitness Center, all are invited to take part in a walk and day of family activities organized by Northwestern Counseling and Support Services.
Ian Carpenter, a resident of Fairfax and a BFA-St. Albans graduate, said he has participated in several of NCSS’ programs, like Camp Rainbow, a summer camp for children with Autism or other developmental disability.
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