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Interview with David Frydman - Episode 007

By Justin Hertz

The focus of today’s episode is to discuss and bring greater awareness to World Down Syndrome Day which is this March 21st and my guest is David Frydman.  David is the Executive Director of Student Services for Washoe County School special education department. David and his wife Lauren are also parents to 9 year old twin boys Noah and Ari.  David not only via his role with Washoe County is intimately aware of special education needs, but his own son Noah has down syndrome and as he profoundly pointed out to me earlier the main thing about Down Syndrome awareness is realizing that individual with disabilities have something real to offer our community.   To learn more about World Down Syndrome Day please visit https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/   Celebrate WDSD 2018 with the DSNNN - Down Syndrome Network of Northern Nevada Race With Us On On World Down Syndrome Day Sign up here for the Race With Us On On World  Down Syndrome Day. Race for the 3/21 is back!  Raise awareness for the Down syndrome community at any time, at any place at any pace on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21!  Registration is FREE with the options of purchasing a race bib, medal, performance shirt and visor at a discount. WDSD Random Acts of Kindness! From March 1st leading up to March 21st - World Down Syndrome Day, individual with Down syndrome and those that love them will have fun and get creative while spreading kindness here in Reno.  These simple acts of kindness are sure to spread goodwill and cheer as well as work as an incredible awareness opportunity for individuals with Down syndrome. Like the WDSD Random Acts of Kindness Facebook page here and pick up the 2018 WDSD RAK Postcards at the DSNNN Office   Donuts for Down Syndrome! Stop by Doughboy Donuts (both locations!) on Wednesday, March 21st to purchase limited edition WDSD Donuts!  Share these sweet treats with your co-workers, friends and family and share all things sweet about individuals with Down syndrome!  Don’t forget to take a picture wearing your favorite DS apparel, with these delicious donuts and post on social media using #DSNNNDonutsforDS Rock your Socks A universal way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and to spread awareness is an event called “Rock Your Socks.”  To participate, you must wear bright, mismatched socks on March 21st. You will probably get asked, “what’s with the socks?”  That question will give you the opportunity to explain that 3/21 is WDSD and you are celebrating all the wonderful things about people with DS while helping advocate for individual rights, inclusion and respect.   Dimes for Down Syndrome The purpose of the campaign is to promote understanding of Down syndrome within our community and raise funds to provide services and programs the DSNNN offers to individuals and families with Down syndrome in our community.     Lastly be sure to support local businesses that support this great cause including: Doughboy Donuts Mod Pizza

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