World Down Syndrome Day - Stewart Home & School

World Down Syndrome Day

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

written by Stewart Home & School students Sarah

To Taylor Swift:

Hi my Name is Sarah and I have Down syndrome. I want to tell you what Down syndrome means to me because God made us special and to realize that who we are I have story to tell about me when I was school. I was in a reading class mother of a student told my teacher to take me out of the class because I read faster then her kid and called me retorted when I heard it. I was in tears and now that I am happy that who I am and now sit down and relax and enjoy the video!


Stewart Home & School is a residential school for people of all ages with special needs. The mission of Stewart Home & School is the complete and total care of its students and the fulfillment of all their needs – physical, educational, social, vocational and spiritual. The faculty of the school program has experience with the learning styles of people with Autism, Down’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and Williams syndrome, as well as other intellectual disability diagnoses.  It is the objective of the school program to create successful learning experiences for all students and to consistently reinforce the students’ enthusiastic motivation for participation and further growth.  There are high expectations for each individual and it is a joy to see successes celebrated each day!

8 comments on World Down Syndrome Day

  1. Diane Goetter says:

    Kudos to all who participated in the making of this video! I love watching it and have watched it several times. It makes me smile inside and out. Everyone looked like they were having a great time dancing. You could not watch it and not feel good. Great job everyone! Keep on dancing and enjoying life.

  2. Moe says:

    My boss just brought this video to my attention. I had to comment on how much I enjoyed watching all the talented dancers. I’m still smiling because it made me so happy! You could see that a great deal of work went into making this such a great video. The dancers must have practiced for hours! So thank you for sharing & I hope Taylor Swift gets to see what a fantastic job you all did dancing to her song!
    Keep “Shaking it Off”

    1. Tricia Brill says:

      Thank you for writing us! We really appreciate your support and your kind words. Our students are so talented and really enjoyed making the video. They are asking when they can do the next one. (o: Thank you, again.

  3. Jill Biss says:

    I just saw the “Shake It Off” video. (I initially saw it posted on a friend’s Facebook page.)
    What a great job — on everyone’s part! Your students are very talented. Thank so much for letting everyone enjoy their work!
    Jill Biss
    Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area

    1. Tricia Brill says:

      Thank you so much Mr. Bliss! We are glad you enjoyed the video. We had a blast making the video and are so delighted so many people are enjoying it. Thank you for writing!

  4. Ruby gerena says:

    Does the school necessary has to be home or can be only schooling

    1. Admin says:

      Thank you for your inquiry Ms. Gerena! We would be happy to speak with you to answer your questions. Please contact us at (502) 227-4821. Sincerely, SH&S Staff

  5. Adam Hank says:

    I want to go to Stewart Home and School for college. I want to go there because i want to see my friends with disabilities because i have Down Syndrome too. My Mom is opening the Down Syndrome center.

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