World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) raises awareness and creates a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, exists in all regions across the globe and commonly results in variable effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.
Access to health care, early intervention programmes and inclusive education, as well as appropriate research, are vital to the growth and development of the individual.
WDSD is here to spread awareness about Down Syndrome, which affects hundreds of thousands of people annually.
This year the theme is ‘Lots of Socks’ with the hope to encourage people to ask about the socks, giving those wearing them the opportunity to discuss World Syndrome Day with them.
WDSD Conference 2018
The World Down Syndrome Day Conference is being held at the United Nations in New York with the aim to reach out to key people to ensure they’re aware of what disabled people bring to the workplace and encourage stakeholders to help spur positive change.
Down Syndrome International will bring people with Down Syndrome together with their supporters and their advocates to meet with senior representatives of major employers, experts in disability employment, government and U.N officials.
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