World Down Syndrome Day - March 21
“Attitude is the most critical factor related to the success of any student, especially a student with Down Syndrome. If you think a student will succeed, they’ll succeed. When a student is treated like a valued learner, they’ll learn.” (Canadian Down Syndrome Society, 2017)
World Down Syndrome Day is held annually on March 21st. It is internationally ratified by the United Nations and allows communities around the world to recognize and celebrate contributions from people with Down Syndrome. “LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND”
By engaging in WDSD events, we work together to create a single, global voice to advocate for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down Syndrome and to foster a culture of celebration.
Each year, as a result, the voice of people with Down Syndrome, and the voices of people who live and work with them, grows louder.
However you engage in World Down Syndrome Day events, remember the message should be to “Leave No One Behind” in those individuals with Down Syndrome.
The specific theme for 2019 is: #LeaveNoOneBehind #WorldDownSyndromeDay #WDSD19