World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday 21 March 2017 marks the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day!

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Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

In 2017, we will focus on enabling people with Down syndrome (and those who advocate for them) to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to ensure that they can be included, on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.

#MyVoiceMyCommunity program looks to enable people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community

Working with the global network, the campaign will:

 - Explain why it is important for people with Down syndrome and their advocates to speak up and influence local, national, regional and international policy makers.

- Explain what the key policies are which affect the lives of people with Down syndrome and how they can ensure full society inclusion if implemented.

- Explain how advocates can get involved – from media campaigns to direct political advocacy.

- Explain how to empower people with Down syndrome (and those supporting them) to advocate for themselves and provide accessible tools to facilitate this.

We will be encouraging people with Down syndrome to say #MyVoiceMyCommunity and we will ask everyone to respond to our call by sharing and showing the world how people with Down syndrome participate in the community alongside everyone else.

For more information visit: https://worlddownsyndromeday.org/wdsd-2017