- Parents First Call
- Teens and Adults
- Buddy Walk
- Accept the Challenge
- Health Care Professionals
- MDSC Cares
- Public Policy
- Diversity Outreach and Support
- Down Syndrome-Autism Connection
- Dads Appreciating Down
Self-Advocate Advisory Council
Important Links and Documents
2017-2018 SAAC Flyer
2016-2017 SAAC Event Registration
The Self-Advocate Advisory Council (SAAC) is made up of 16 adults who play an active leadership role in our organization by:
Allen C. Crocker Self-Advocate Internship
The application for 2017 internships is now closed. The next application period will open in 2018; please stay tuned.
Dr. Allen Crocker was an advocate, activist and friend to people with disabilities and their families. His optimism inspired so many families and helped open society's eyes to the beauty of people with disabilities.
In this spirit and in memory of Dr. Crocker, who passed away in October 2011, the MDSC offers the Dr. Crocker Self Advocate Internship Program to adults with Down syndrome ages 22 and up. Each Crocker Intern will have the opportunity to work in our Burlington office on a project of their choosing for a period of six months.
Interns will gain valuable work experience, gain resources for community involvement, develop leadership skills, and earn money. And in doing so, they will advance the shared mission of the MDSC and Dr. Crocker, promoting the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Examples of Crocker Intern Project Areas:
Or, you are more than welcome to come up with your own idea!