World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is an internationally recognized observance celebrated on March 21st each year. It aims to raise awareness, promote inclusion, and advocate for the rights of individuals with Down syndrome.
Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition.
Down syndrome is universally present across racial, gender or socioeconomic lines in approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide.
Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.
Why do people with Down syndrome need an international day?
All around the world, people with Down syndrome are treated badly…
- They are denied a quality education.
- They are denied good health care.
- They are denied the chance to work and earn their own money.
- They are not allowed to make decisions about their own lives.
- Their voices are not heard!