Along with many others, I'm today recognizing World Down Syndrome Day. This important yearly event, which takes place on March 21st each year, is honoring its seventh anniversary. According to the World Down Syndrome Day website, the date (21/3) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, unique to people with Down syndrome.
According to the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA), the key mission of World Down Syndrome Day is to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support, and achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down syndrome everywhere.
Find out more about World Down Syndrome Day international efforts here.
Focused on ability.
Image courtesy of DSALA.