Beau and Bitty are best friends. They are biological siblings who happen to both have Down syndrome. They love the beach, dancing to music, reading books and just hanging out with each other and our family. Beau & Bitty’s two older sisters, Lillie and Emma Grace, are helping us promote our family’s mission to help spread a message of inclusion and acceptance. Their mission has led us to write and record a song called "It Starts With A Voice." We recently debuted the song at a benefit concert we organized in Wilmington, NC where 100% of the concert proceeds were donated to the Special Olympics' "Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign. Both Lillie and Emma Grace hosted the concert and shared with the audience their heart-filled message of the importance of respect. Our family's mission continues, as the song is now available for download on iTunes, where a percentage of each sale will be donated to the same cause. This summer, we will travel to several national conventions including the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention, Best Buddies International Leadership Conference and the Annual APSE Conference, where we will perform the song, “It Starts With a Voice.” This is just the beginning of the our family’s journey to help “Spread the Word to End the Word” by sharing this song and our message with the world.