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World Down Syndrome Day

Hello Everyone,

March 21st, 2021 is World Down Syndrome Day.

Learn more about this day and how you can support by visiting Canadian Down Syndrome Society

You can show your support by:

  • Wear #LotsOfSocks!

Ask friends and family to wear colourful, fun socks on WDSD, it helps to raise awareness and puts some fun into the celebrations!

  • Share your celebrations!

Share your group pics with us at @CdnDownSyndrome on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Use #SeeTheAbility #WDSD #WorldDownSyndromeDay
Please respect privacy when sharing images, especially photos with minors. Please follow your school or groups approval policies prior to sharing on social media.

  • Share amongst your community!

Ask a self-advocate role model in your community to present to your group or class in-person or virtually. Talk to local newspapers or local media personalities!

  • Look for Lights!

On March 21, keep your eyes open for landmarks around the city and across the country that are lit up in blue and yellow to recognize this important day.

If you would like to make a lighting request in your community, reach out to awareness@cdss.ca and we could help you make the request.

Tag and share photos of lights with #WDSD #LotsOfLights

As well, L’Arche Canada is hosting a free concert in honour of World Down Syndrome Day – details below:

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, Jordan Hart and friends will give a virtual music festival to celebrate disability pride, with music, poetry, a new animated music video, storytelling, and dance. Please share widely!

Sign up at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=0jow2sqAb0aD0fVStiWft47ScAOkdaFFqDdG6ICDODlUQ1hNOTNZSU1BVzRKOFlaTkJRWEpHQzNKOC4u

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