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DSAOC Self-Advocates, Angel Mesa & Nate Erskine are “In The Spotlight”

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Angel Mesa

angel-mesa-rszdMy name is Angel Mesa. I am 17 years old and a senior at Tustin High School. I work in the office at school with Mrs. Hogue “Boss Lady”. Mrs. Hogue has taught me so much while working side by side with her. I like going to football games, cooking and playing with my dogs at home. When I turn 18 years old, I want to volunteer at an animal shelter. I play soccer and basketball with the Tustin Tigers.  Coach Jim is my coach and he is the best! I can’t wait for the new season to start.

Recently, I have been selected as a “Princess” for the Tustin High School Homecoming Court. I love being part of this very special event and if I win, it will be a dream come true!


Nate Erskinenate-td

Hi, my name is Nathan “Nate Dog” Erskine.  I am 18 years old and I’m a Senior at Rancho Alamitos High School in Garden Grove.  I have been on the school’s football and baseball teams for the last two years.  I enjoy playing sports, hanging out with my brother and listening to music.

Check out the awesome 80 yard TOUCH DOWN I made for my team and school in last Friday’s game against GGHS!    Watch video

Down Syndrome Awareness Month Recognized by CHOC Children’s

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010


Here is a nice post on Choco’s Blog about Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the CHOC Children’s Down Syndrome Program.

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2010 Times Square Video from NDSS

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people bw-new-logo-2010-rszd-for-cc2with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square.

View the 2010 Times Square Video

DSAOC is named the Official Presenting Sponsor of “Monica & David” at AIFF

Monday, October 4th, 2010


The inaugural Anaheim International Film Festival runs Oct. 13-17, 2010 at UltraStar Cinemas at the Anaheim GardenWalk.

The AIFF Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 13 will feature the documentary, Monica and David.  Tickets are on sale now.   

DSAOC is proud to be the Official Presenting Sponsor of MONICA AND DAVID, which took home the Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.  monica-and-david-poster-image-rszd-for-blog1

Visit https://www.monicaanddavid.com/ to learn more about this film.  To purchase tickets for individual screenings, one-day film passes, all access passes and/or workshop passes, please visit www.ultrastarmovies.com. To purchase AIFF Awards Night tickets or tables, please visit www.anaheimfilm.org.  For more information, please call (714) 991-9110.