On Wednesday 23 March the ACT Down Syndrome Association celebrated the 2016 Alderson Awards as part of our World Down Syndrome Day program of events.
What a great night it was! Food, wine, music, dancing, speeches, raffles – even attempts at flying planes across the room, with some attempts a lot more successful than others, but all great fun!
And, of course, there were inspirational stories of people in our community achieving significant milestones.
It was our privilege to award Darren Tait the Alderson Family Award for Achievement.
This award is presented to a person with Down syndrome who has achieved a significant milestone in his or her life over the past year. Darren is a keen sportsperson and has never shied away from competition. Competing in the Special Olympics for the past 24 years, Darren has represented Australia on many occasions and has won several medals along the way. His hard work, commitment, desire to fulfil his dreams and his contribution to the community, make Darren a very worthy recipient of this award. Well done Darren! Read more…