World Down Syndrome Day will be observed Tuesday, March 21, 2023. When it was recognized by the United Nations in 2012, the 21st day of the third month of the year was chosen to reflect the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome.
“You can’t love what you don’t know, ” said the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society president, Joe Marchese. Once you get to know someone with Down syndrome, you realize we’re more alike than different. And it’s the differences that make us all the same. So wearing the two different socks reminds me to pray for the people that I love with Down syndrome and to celebrate those differences every day.”
This year’s theme is “With Us Not For Us.” The goal, according to the World Down Syndrome Day website at https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/ is to encourage allies of the differently abled community to support agencies for people they employ, to work with them, and not just for them.
ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY:
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a support group to benefit people with Down Syndrome and their families through local leadership in support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every 3rd Thursday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact with one another. LDSS encourages people to bring their children. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/
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