The Spotlight

DSAMT recognizes and celebrates the achievements of individuals with Down syndrome of all ages and shares these with the community through The Spotlight.  Any individual in Middle Tennessee is eligible to be selected for The Spotlight, and those featured will receive a special gift from DSAMT.



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Nathan Oliver

Over the course of just three months of working, BIG changes were seen in Nathan – and not just at work! Rather than needing lots of encouragement at Circle of Friends, Nathan willingly joined other participants in activities, fully participating in kickboxing, following all instructor directions.  We even caught him smiling several times.

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Josh Putman

Josh Putman has worked at the Madison Aaron’s for the last 12 months. Josh says he loves his job! He has met new people, has made friends, learns something new every day, and has even sold a washer and dryer! 

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Meghan Maynard

Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee is proud to present 2016 Self-Advocate of the Year Meghan Maynard!

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Cailyn Wheaton

LittleBIG Dog Treats is pretty much a one woman show, and Cailyn literally does it all from following the recipes, coming up with new treats, cutting and laying out treats for baking, bagging, labeling, setting up for sales, passing out information cards, meeting customers and their dogs and collecting the money for sales. It seems the only thing she does not do is taste test the treats - that is her dog Briley’s job.

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Kaely Huck

Kaely learns dance at The Centre School of Dance, a worship-oriented dance school. Her mother, Sherry, says she has been dancing for six years, and that it’s just another aspect of her daughter’s love for physicality.

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Sophia Horvath

Sophia is a junior at Mount Juliet High School and was recently elected to the homecoming court in September. Sophia is a social butterfly who can't go go anywhere without someone knowing her.

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