WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Every year, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has a Times Square Video presentation on Broadway in Times Square.
William “Billy” Jackson will represent the state of Texas and Wichita Falls on Saturday, 9, 2023, on Broadway as part of a one-hour video. The video comprises roughly 500 photographs, including children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. The goal of the video is to show Down syndrome in an inclusive, accepting, and visible way in society, according to a press release from the National Down Syndrome Society.
The NDSS was Founded in 1979 and was created to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families by driving policy change and providing resources.
The photo of Jackson was selected from more than 2,400 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Jackson’s picture will also be shown on two JumboTron screens in the middle of Times Square. The Times Square Video presentation kicks off the New York City Buddy Walk® at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park.
The presentation will be live-streamed on the NDSS Facebook page from 9:30-10:30 a.m. ET on September 9.