Tuesday 21 March 2017 marks the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day!
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.Read more
Down syndrome is a genetic condition where an individual has three copies of the 21st chromosome. The effects of this extra DNA differs from individual to individual. Nevertheless, people with Down syndrome share the same hopes and dreams, likes and dislikes as everyone else. They love their families, value their friends, root for the home team, and cope with the challenges of daily living such as managing a budget, living independently and having a job. These individuals and their families want the same opportunities for education, health, relationships, community involvement and careers as everyone else. With advocacy and the right supports, we can help make that happen!
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