About Down's Syndrome : World Down Syndrome Day

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 was 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 gathered at the UN in New York and Geneva to share their stories, highlighting how their communities can be more inclusive and discussing ways to empower people with Down syndrome to advocate for their own rights and opportunities.

We highlighted some amazing stories from the UK and asking everybody to tell us why #InclusionMatters. 

And people wore #LotsOfSocks to raise awareness!

Thank you to everyone who bought socks, donated, shared their story or held a fundraising event for us…#WDSD18 was truly astonishing and we’re incredibly grateful.

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