World Down Syndrome Day, Monday, 3/21

Monday, the 21st of March 2016 marks the 11th 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.

For WDSD 2016, Down Syndrome International is focusing on “My Friends, My Community” – the benefits of inclusive environments for today’s children and tomorrow’s adults. People with Down syndrome, on an equal basis with other people, must be able to enjoy full and equal rights, both as children and adults. This includes the opportunity to participate fully in their communities.

Let’s come together to celebrate Our Friends and Our Communities by spreading the love for WDSD with the “Random Acts of Kindness” project to elevate awareness and understanding of Down syndrome.

Here is how you can participate:

1. On March 21st, wear a shirt that identifies yourself as part of the Down syndrome community, such as a past Buddy Walk t-shirt!

2. Choose an act of kindness to share; 1-3 acts of kindness are suggested.

3. Post your photos of your “Random Acts of Kindness” to your social media accounts to help build awareness of the event, and be sure to tag DSAA and to use the hashtag #WDSD16 and #DSAA.

4. Lastly, be sure to join DSAA for their second annual Color Dash 5K run on the morning of March 19th and wear a past Buddy Walk or other DS t-shirt!

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