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World Down Syndrome Day

Mar 17, 2013

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, a day where people with Down Syndrome and their friends and families can raise awareness about their rights by organizing activities in communities all over the world. Find out more about World Down Syndrome Day!

What is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome appears in every race, country and gender, affecting nearly 1 in every 800 births. It’s a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that results in a wide range of different mental and physical disabilities and medical issues. It’s likely that you even know someone with Down Syndrome already.

World Down Syndrome DayWorld Down Syndrome Day is March 21stCourtesy of World Down Syndrome Day
 

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day was first suggested by The European Down Syndrome Association and Down Syndrome International as a way of observing that Down Syndrome people needed equal rights, and was a way of educating people all over the world. Many cities and communities hold events so that everyone in the community can learn and get involved. The first UN sanctioned World Down Syndrome Day took place March 21st, 2012.

World Down Syndrome DayA mother and her Down Syndrome childCourtesy of World Down Syndrome Day
 

Lots of Socks!

If you want to get involved with World Down Syndrome Day, there’s an easy way to show your colors – literally! On March 21st wear lots of socks! It’s easy enough to participate, just stick your hand in your sock drawer and see what comes out. Bright and colorful socks are encouraged to show that you’re a part of WDSD! You can pick any kind of socks you want: striped, mismatched, long – just as long as you’re making a statement. It’s easy to get your friends and class involved, so if you want people to participate, let them know. There are more details on The World Down Syndrome Day website.

socksCelebrate WDSD by wearing crazy socks!Courtesy of grammartales.wordpress.com
 

Have Your Say

Will you be rocking lots of socks on March 21st? Let us know in the comments section below.

 

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I love English!
All I could say is ''Wonderful''!
commented: Sun Mar 24, 2013

Rhema J

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I hate when people say "That's retarded" unless it is like not being serious but when p...
commented: Fri Mar 22, 2013

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My friend Renee died and she had down syndrome R.I.P. Renee
commented: Fri Mar 22, 2013

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