World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated internationally on March 21st. This day gives people with Down Syndrome and their advocates a voice and an opportunity to be heard. On this day, it is typical to organize or participate in activities that promote public awareness for this genetic disorder. Check out this impressive list of the 10 most successful people with Down Syndrome.
What is Down Syndrome?
“Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It exists in all regions globally and commonly affects learning styles, physical characteristics, and overall health. In order to ensure proper growth and development, social learning programs are required to integrate anyone who has Down syndrome.
Every year, their voices grow louder, and they influence government policy, becoming more empowered. Through events around the world, people with Down syndrome can ensure their own advocacy and be included in their communities.”National Day Calendar
About World Down Syndrome Day
Down Syndrome International has been promoting World Down Syndrome Day since 2006. They encouraged people with Down Syndrome to raise awareness about the condition until the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as World Down Syndrome Day in 2011.
The organization creates a theme every year. This year the theme is “We CONNECT so that we can.” Last year it was “We Decide,” while the year before was “Leave No One Behind.”
The significance of celebrating the day on March 21st is that people with Down Syndrome have a uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome.
Summary: World Down Syndrome Day
Don’t miss out on the chance to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. You can do this by check to see if your local school is offering any volunteer opportunities in their Integrated Learning Center. You can also raise awareness online by joining the LotsOfSocks fundraising campaign, or simply share this article!
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