Town Honors Islip Resident Advocating for Down Syndrome Awareness

November 22nd, 2017 – Islip resident Janissa Lloyd was honored by Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Islip Town Board, at November’s Town Board meeting. Janissa is an advocate and activist for The National Down Syndrome Society, and recently visited Capitol Hill together with more than 200 other advocates, to raise awareness of Down syndrome quality of life issues. Janissa and fellow activists met with congressmen and senators, including Congressman Peter King, seeking their support of the Congressional Task Force on Down syndrome and the Able to Work Act. The National Down Syndrome Society recently unveiled its national “Law Syndrome” Campaign, which includes Janissa on billboards at bus stops and airports throughout Washington, DC. “Law Syndrome” addresses the challenges people with Down syndrome confront when they want to follow their career dreams, get married and live independent, productive lives.

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