World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 marks World Down Syndrome Day. From Down Syndrome International’s WDSD page:

Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

The #MyVoiceMyCommunity campaign works to enable people with Down syndrome “to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community.”


The #LotsOfSocks campaign encourages people to wear brightly colored socks that can kick off a conversation about Down Syndrome. Click the socks to learn more!

In this video, people with Down Syndrome talk to a future parent scared to learn her child has Down Syndrome.

I Won’t Commit is a safe space for you to post about #MyVoiceMyCommunity. Share your personal stories in the comments.

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