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DSACO Honors Dr. Murugu Manickam; Guests Enjoy an Enchanting Evening               

More than 375 people were on hand at Villa Milano on February 1 for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio's third annual Dancing with our Stars gala featuring three performances by 25 self-advocates.  Murugu Manickam, MD recieved DSACO's 2014 Advocate in Medicine Award.  

Dr. Manickam was selected for this prestigious award because of his personal passion and professional dedication to improving the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome. Among his many contributions, Dr. Manickam co-founded the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at The Ohio State University; serves as a guest speaker and governing board member for DSACO; and volunteers for Buddy Up Tennis.

DSACO would like to thank the dancers, sponsors, volunteers and families who made the 2014 Dancing with our Stars gala a night to remember!

  Murugu Manickam, M.D.

  2014 Advocate in Medicine


  Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

  Nationwide Children's Hospital &
  The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  DSACO Governing Board Member




Gold Sponsors


Tony R. Wells Foundation              

Silver Sponsors

Quantum Health  Central Columbus Civitan Club  DSACO Governing Board

Bronze Sponsors

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP      KEMBA Financial     Disability Rights Ohio    IDEAL- Disability Advocates

Navigator Management Partners