Marla Murasko is an award winning Down Syndrome advocate, author, speaker, past Talk Show Co-Host at Down Right Capable, Vice-President of their family run nonprofit Special & Determined and Mom of a child with Down Syndrome.

Marla is making an impact through her speaking and advocacy. She is creating an environment for change. She is driven to create a movement for acceptance and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities, individuals like her son!

She also hopes that through her speaking, she can inspire and teach other mothers how to find their advocacy voice so they can better advocate for their child.

Possible Speaking Topics:

  • Finding Your Advocacy Voice And Why It Matters
  • Don’t Let Advocacy Burnout Get The Best of You
  • Don’t Lose Your Identity in Your Child’s Diagnosis
  • Why Inclusive Classrooms?
  • Down Syndrome & Intellectual Disabilities (For Schools)

What Are People Saying?

“Compassionate. Positive. Authentic…These are the words that first come to mind when I think of Marla Murasko. She brings a fresh, unique perspective on Down Syndrome that connects with a wide range of audiences – to both, parents and professionals.” – Matt Patterson – Speaker, Author

“Marla’s moving story and powerful words have made her a household name in the Down Syndrome community. As one of the 2017 WEGO Health Award winners, it’s been such a delight working with Marla and watching her educate and support the community. Her persistent enthusiasm, huge heart, and seemingly never-ending drive are exactly why we consider her a top Patient Leader.” – Kristen Long – WEGO Health

“It is my pleasure to give Marla Murasko my recommendation as a speaker and advocate of people with special needs. She will deliver valuable information in an insightful and thoughtful manner.” – Julie Babson, Assistant Principal – Hopkinton

“Marla is changing the way the world sees Down Syndrome. Her dedication as a Down Syndrome advocate is admirable and her passionate work is starting a conversation our society has needed to have some quite some time. Her message: Individuals with Down Syndrome, including her young son Jacob, are no different than anyone else.” – Kristen

“Marla was an amazing speaker and envoked so much emotion. The room was full of love, support, and light. I’m grateful for the connections we made. I left feeling like my cup was full.” – Crystal Greene, President of Down Syndrome Society of RI, and fellow Mom

“Marla has been such a bright light in my world, she truly wants to see everyone succeed and she goes above and beyond. I feel blessed to not only call Marla a colleague in this field but also a friend. I cannot recommend Marla enough as a speaker and advocate.” – Lori Kay – Advocate

I would be happy to speak to you about customizing a presentation tailored to meet the needs of your audience.