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Gifts : Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy World Down syndrome Day!

Happy World Down syndrome Day
March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome. Commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day started on 21 March 2006, it has "grown" manifold globally. The annual observance of WDSD aims to promote awareness and understanding of Down syndrome and related issues : and to mobilise support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well being of persons with Down syndrome.

Below is a montage Rebecca created for this special day. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Happy World Down syndrome Day Jan! Thank you for sharing this on your blog.

Thank you for reaching out to me years ago, for without you, I wouldn't have the job that I love so much now.

Enjoy your afternoon with Nash!


Leah said...

Hi, What a cute little family! And Happy World Down Syndrome Day! My friend is currently adopting 2 girls with Down Syndrome through Reece's Rainbow! She has a blog documenting her journey for them to read one day!