20-26 March 2017
People with Down’s syndrome have something to say. They want to be heard. Their opinions count.
Watch their films here:
Across the globe, people will be expressing themselves. You can watch people from around the world at the WDSD GLOBAL VIDEO EVENT
Eleanor Head from the UK will be speaking at the UN and we will share live links and footage with you.
Irene Galli, a young woman with Down’s syndrome will also give a short speech to introduce the campaign film #NotSpecialNeeds created by CoorDown, Italy, together with Down Syndrome International and with the contribution of Down’s Syndrome Association (UK), Australia Down Syndrome and Fondation Lejeune in France:
People can express themselves however they wish and if anyone needs a little inspiration, perhaps these thoughts might be a starting place:
- I am… I want… I like… I don’t like… I can… I need help with…
We will be showing the world what is important to people with Down’s syndrome in the UK!
Post your videos on social media, with the hashtag #ListenToMe, so we can share them with all our followers across the world. Or you can send them to us using the photo and video submission form on our website. We can’t wait to see them!
2017 Awareness Week pack
You can download the pack here (either the whole pack or just the elements you want!).
The Awareness Week pack includes the following booklets, leaflets and posters:
- Listen To Me Series:
- Childhood Communication: visual resources to support communication Easy Read booklet
- 13+ Transition: resources to help students make decisions about their future Easy Read booklet
- Social Care Series:
- Adult Needs Assessments: information for adults to assist them with their Needs Assessment Easy Read booklet
- Having a Voice Series:
- About Having a Voice Easy Read booklet
- Living the Way You Want Series:
- Making Choices. Easy Read booklet
- DSActive leaflet
- WorkFit Jobseeker leaflet
- Did You Know…? poster
- National Helpline poster
- #Lotsofsocks poster
- Fundraising Materials Request form
Wear your #LotsOfSocks socks now!
World Down Syndrome Day.