How to observe World Down Syndrome Day

How to observe World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed every year on March 21. The United Nations calls it a global awareness day.

March 21 (3/21) was chosen to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome that causes Down Syndrome.

Approximately 1 in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year.

A study uncovered that 99% of people with Down Syndrome were happy with their lives and loved their families.

Many families observe the day by carrying out random acts of kindness as a way to raise awareness for  the special day.

Connect with local hospitals, first responders and schools to appreciate all their help for people with Down Syndrome.

Rock your socks! Wear mismatched socks. Express solidarity with the community by showing them they’re not so different.

Campaign for minimum wages, job opportunities, social security benefits and education for the Down Syndrome community.