World Down Syndrome Day

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.

Share your WDSD World Events before 21 March and your WDSD Stories after 21 March on our dedicated WDSD website in a single global meeting place.

#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.

WDSD Global Video Event and WDSD Conference will both explore this important area of focus.

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with SBDSA

On World Down Syndrome Day, Monday 21 March 2016, join us to encourage children and adults with Down syndrome to say “My Friends, My Community” [Read more…]

What are you doing for World Down Syndrome Day?

SBDSA is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting Terry Brown on Saturday March 22nd (the day after World Down Syndrome Day). Terry is going to teach us some of her techniques for teaching children with Down Syndrome. If you came last year – this is “Terry Brown Part II”.

Please circulate this link to the flyer to all the educators that you know. Teachers, Paraprofessionals and SBDSA Members are free.TB SBDSA Promo V5