A fashion show for everyone

Lakewood played home to a fashion show for people of all abilities

Posted 6/11/19

Teddy Polito loves fashion. He can pull off many different styles, but on June 8, he walked through the heart of Belmar decked out in cowboy boots and cowboy shirts — something he feels comfortable …

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A fashion show for everyone

Lakewood played home to a fashion show for people of all abilities

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Teddy Polito loves fashion. He can pull off many different styles, but on June 8, he walked through the heart of Belmar decked out in cowboy boots and cowboy shirts — something he feels comfortable and confident in.

On June 8, Polito, who has Down Syndrome and is the board of directors for the Young Professional Board for Down Syndrome and others gathered in Belmar for Rockin’ the Runway Together — a fashion show designed to include people of all abilities. It was hosted by the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center, a nonprofit in Jefferson County with a mission to create opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“People in their community can learn (about people with disabilities) at this show. People should do this ever year,” said Polito, an Arvada resident. “It’s a great cause.”

Among those who participated in the event included nonprofits, Lakewood’s government, businesses and neighbors.

“This is amazing. It’s great to do something for everyone,” said Caleb Kochis, who’s sister has Down Syndrome. “All of these people have kind hearts.”

Robert Smith, Lakewood’s economic development director, hosted the event as Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul watched.

“We know that inclusive communities are successful communities,” said Smith.

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