Music, dancing and Santa: Down Syndrome Association hosts holiday party

Children at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas holiday party say hello to Santa Dec. 3, 2017 (KXAN Photo)
Children at the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas holiday party say hello to Santa Dec. 3, 2017 (KXAN Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas helped families start the holidays a little early this year. It invited children with Down Syndrome to an afternoon filled with dancing and outdoor games on Sunday — and of course a chance to say hello to Santa.

This holiday party gives families from around the area a chance to connect with each other.

“I think having a sense of community is the most important thing,” said the Noveskey family. “I think for us, when Liam came into the world, we had a lot of questions. And we had a lot of fears. And I think during that time we felt very alone.”

Dozens of children and their parents enjoyed the festivities, which also included a chance to snap a photo with Santa and hear him read a story.

It was the association’s last big event of the year.

 

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