We met with Rosana Gonzales in an office building in Metairie. Gonzales is the Executive Director of CASA Jefferson, a national non-profit organization that works with state and local programs to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. “For many of us, CASA
is a house, but in this organization, the name CASA means Court AppointedSpecial Advocate.” Said Rosana.
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River and in the heart of the city of Kenner youcan find Rivertown. A historic place with a variety of cultural and family attractions. You can find restaurants, museums, government offices,theaters, churches, among many other historical buildings. It offers tourists and localssixteen blocks of pure entertainment. Every Saturday a Farmer’s Market sets up allowing people to shop fresh, local products. During the month of October, a well-
Down syndrome is a genetic alteration caused by an extra chromosome or a part of it. Down syndrome is not a disease. The effect this alteration produces is different in each person. What can be confirmed is that a person with Down syndrome will have a form of intellectual disability and will show characteristics common of the syndrome. Down syndrome is a genetic balance alteration that changes the organism, causing a slow development. However, skills and abilities are not dep