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World Down Syndrome Day - March 21, 2022

Get ready for World Down Syndrome Day!

Supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families is the misson of the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center at the Center for Disability Services. March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day — a day of global awareness about Down syndrome. This day helps individuals and communities learn more about Down syndrome.

Why March 21?

What is special about March 21st? “3/21” was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Created by the United Nations, the first World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated on March 21, 2012.

Wear Blue and Yellow on 3/21 and donate to the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center!

Let's get together and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!

We have 3 events coming up in recogition of WDSD 2022!

Saturday, March 19th at 7:00pm, MVP Arena

Join us for the Albany Firewolves game at the MVP arena! We have a limited number of complimentary tickets to the game. Please call us at (518) 738-0020 or email dsahrc@cfdsny.org for more information and tickets.

Sunday, March 20th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Stanford Heights Fire Department

Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center Friends and Family Gathering in the Banquet Roo at Stanford Heights Fire Department! (2240 Central Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12304). Snacks, sweets and refreshments will be serviced. Please RSVP by 3/19/22 by calling (518) 738-0020 or email dsahrc@cfdsny.org

Monday, March 21st, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Bring on the Spectrum

We are very excited to share that Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center (DSAHRC) has partnered with Bring On the Spectrum (BOTS) and we will be celebrating WDSD at the BOTS on 3/21/22!!
Schedule of activities:

4-4:30 - sign in 

4:30 - 5:15 - Yoga

5:15 - 6:15 - Harmony's Hope, BOTS therapy dog

4:30 - 7:00 - sensory gym and inclusive games

RSVP by 12pm on Monday, March 21st at https://tinyurl.com/DSAHRC

Call us at (518) 738-0020, email dsahrc@cfdsny.org with any questions.

At the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center at the Center for Disability Services, we’re encouraging a special activity that adds a touch of light to the world. We can’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate the vibrant life of those with Down syndrome.


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Choose an act of kindness...

Honor and celebrate individuals living with Down syndrome, and spread some love and kindness at the same time! On March 21, choose a random act of kindness to help brighten the day. The kind act can be anything, but here are some suggestions:

  • Do odd jobs for an elderly person
  • Leave a bag of microwave popcorn on your local Redbox machine
  • Prepare a meal for a homeless person or neighbor in need
  • Donate a bag of food to the local food bank
  • Write a letter of appreciation for someone
  • Tape an envelope of change to a vending machine
  • Prepare small gift bags for teachers

Also, you can show your support for World Down Syndrome Day by wearing blue and yellow, the colors associated with Down syndrome awareness.

Stay tuned to the Center’s Facebook page for more information about World Down Syndrome Day later this week. In the meantime, start thinking about what small act you can do to bring more kindness to the world!