Dan McLean

Dan McLean, aka DJ Dan’o, is known as the Down syndrome community’s greatest DJ for his incredible volunteerism, enthusiasm and knowing his audience. Since 2012, he’s DJ’d countless teen and adult events and many Buddy Walks for the MDSC. Over the past year, he has added a new attribute – versatility – as he’s taken […]

Jeanine Woods

Jeanine Woods is an IMPACT:Ability Program Coordinator at IMPACT Boston. She teaches the Peer IMPACT program as well as safety and self-advocacy, abuse reporting and response, healthy relationships and sexuality education, and internet safety within the Boston Public School system. She has graduated from Middlesex Community College with an Associate of Science in Business Administration […]

Kayla Snover

Kayla Snover is a proud artist with Down Syndrome who is fascinated by color and currently works at Gateway Arts in Brookline, MA. Using the complete spectrum of the rainbow, she creates pieces that are dynamic and undulating. Art has provided her with a way of expressing herself and the beauty of the world around […]

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Team

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) team members presenting are part of PwC’s Abilities & Allies Inclusion Network, advocating for inclusion in the workplace and the community for individuals with disabilities. They have worked closely with the MDSC over the past five years to increase critical learning opportunities for youth with Down syndrome in areas related to financial […]

Kate Bartlett

Kate Bartlett works part-time at AQUENT, a staffing company, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a member of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress’ Self Advocate Advisory Council and a Council member of the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council. She lives in an apartment by herself and enjoys musical theater, movies, shopping, and traveling. She has an active […]

Jillian Berube

Jillian Berube lives in Westminster, Massachusetts. She is a published writer whose work has been featured in A Room of Golden Shells: 100 Works by Artists and Writers with Down Syndrome and Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome. You can also catch Jillian on a commercial for NH Healthy Families! Jillian received […]

Nick Giovinazzo

Nick Giovinazzo is a Best Buddies ambassador, athlete, and actor; completing the Best Buddies challenge several times and competing in Powerlifting, Basketball, and Hockey. He works in the restaurant industry and performs volunteer work in town.

Brendan Aylward

Brendan Aylward is the owner of Unified Health and Performance, an inclusive strength and conditioning facility, and AdaptX, an educational company. His work revolves around making the fitness industry more accessible for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities.

Chris Nikic

Chris is the first person with Down syndrome to complete the Ironman! A high school graduate, Special Olympics Ambassador, and public speaker, his mission is to be the best version of himself that he can be, so that he can be an example to others. Chris wants to change perceptions and raise expectations for others […]