Every year World Down Syndrome Day* is celebrated on March 21st. Not only does the global community celebrate Down’s syndrome, the day allows focus on a particular issue.
This year, the global theme is What I Bring To My Community – All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
People with Down’s syndrome from the UK and around the world will be gathering at the UN in New York and Geneva to share their stories, highlight how their communities can be more inclusive and discuss ways to empower people with Down syndrome to advocate for their own rights and opportunities.
We’ll be highlighting some amazing stories from the UK and asking everybody to tell us why #InclusionMatters. Click here to find out how you can take part.
And people wear #LotsOfSocks to raise awareness! All it takes is a colourful set of mismatched socks!
We’ll also be hosting a special Open House event at our National Offices at the Langdon Down Centre.