Foxboro, MA (March 21, 2023) – On World Down Syndrome Day, KDC celebrates Laura Green, Case Manager for Individual Support, and her remarkable work for the Down Syndrome Community.
Green has been a KDC team member for two years and has found her passion in working with adults with disabilities. Her career was inspired by her long-time best friend, Jordan Caira, who was born with Down Syndrome. “Jordan is an amazing person,” says Green. “She helped me realize that I wanted to work with people with Down Syndrome to help them live independently.”
“I love my job, it always keeps me on my toes and challenges me to think outside the box. As a Case Manager, I find myself building close relationships with the individuals I work with. They trust me to keep them safe and to have their best interests at heart. I love giving them the steppingstones they need to live their fullest lives possible.”
Green is also an Ambassador for the National Down Syndrome Society and advocates on a state level to pass regulations that benefit the Down Syndrome Community. Her efforts gained international recognition after a recent appearance at a Framingham City Council Meeting where she spoke up in response to a local official’s controversial remarks about the cost of special education for children with disabilities that are not aborted.
Green is an accomplished advocate for the Down Syndrome Community and continues to fight for disability rights. She and Caira travel throughout the United States to present at national Down Syndrome conferences, including the upcoming National Down Syndrome Conference in Orlando this July.
“The Down Syndrome community has taught me more than I could ever teach them,” says Green. “To be open-minded, forgiving, patient, and never judge a book by its cover. To be an all-inclusive person. I often think, ‘what would Jordan do?’ The Down Syndrome community positively impacts everyone. They are truly Earth Angels.”
About Kennedy-Donovan Center
Kennedy-Donovan Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit human service agency providing a wide range of direct and supportive services to children, adults and families with developmental delays, disabilities and other challenges throughout Massachusetts. KDC currently serves 7,500 individuals living in 150 communities.
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