This month, we were lucky enough to be joined by Liz and Tim Plachta, co-founders of Ruby's Rainbow. They shared their captivating story of receiving the diagnosis of Down syndrome for their youngest daughter, Ruby, finding that the information readily available just didn't match their experience, and redefining their path.
Ruby's Rainbow is one part of filling a gap that Liz and Tim identified - that once a person with Down syndrome passes adolescence, and graduates from high school, the options for continuing education begin to evaporate. However, the drive and ability of people with Down syndrome certainly continues, unabated. Ruby's Rainbow supports adults with Down syndrome in opening doors for lifelong learning by providing scholarships for individuals seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes.