Palo Alto fourth-grader with Down syndrome wins self-advocacy award
Teachers say Dashiell Meier creates a ‘culture of acceptance and tolerance’
Dashiell Meier might be Palo Alto’s most accomplished 10 year old.
The Ohlone Elementary School fourth-grader with Down syndrome has been to Sacramento several times to advocate for Down syndrome awareness. This February, he traveled to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress as a representative of the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network. He also participated in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Buddy Walk in Washington, D.C.
Also see ‘Five People Who Inspired Us’ by Sue Dremann in the Palo Alto Weekly, Dec. 26, 2014.