world down syndrome day
"The idea is, we are just normal mums, we love our kids, they love us, and they are just like other four-year-olds, we wouldn’t change them."
A Gift From the Universe to Change the World My son, Marcus, and I have had many writing sessions and meetings with collaborators
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, part of a campaign to increase awareness of the genetic condition known as Down syndrome
Down syndrome is not a disaster. It is a difference.
While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.
The invitation is extended all around the globe to rally behind the #lotsofsocks campaign by wearing socks. To get people talking and asking questions, the organizers of WDSD recommend wearing, "not just any socks, brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock. Maybe even three socks, one for each chromosome."
Wilde is acting on behalf of a college student who's also a Special Olympics athlete.
We still have work to do.
Since it's a global celebration of Down syndrome, numerous events are happening and many organizations are beating the donation drum. Here are some projects to consider spending your time and energy participating in.
• Don't be so timid. My niece has never met a stranger. Wherever she is, no matter how large the crowd, she's liable to be