Tuesday 21 March 2017 marks the 12th 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.
Club21SB has produced a special WDSD 2017 newsletter for you to tell people about Down Syndrome and the importance of speaking up for Down syndrome. This is designed to be shared by email or facebook or printed and used in schools or at community events. The flyer can be downloaded or shared here:.2017 C21_SB WDSD Newsletter.
Down Syndrome International encourages their friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
#MyVoiceMyCommunity – Enabling people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to be fully included in the community
In 2017, we will focus on enabling people with Down syndrome (and those who advocate for them) to speak up, be heard and influence government policy and action, to ensure that they can be included, on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
We will be encouraging people with Down syndrome to say #MyVoiceMyCommunity and we will ask everyone to respond to our call by sharing and showing the world how people with Down syndrome participate in the community alongside everyone else. You can take part simply by sharing details of WDSD activities or by photos, messages, quotes or in any way you choose, using the hash tag #MyVoiceMyCommunity as well as #WDSD17.