Supporting individuals with Down syndrome and their families is the mission 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.
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 Royal Blue and Yellow (the official colors of Down syndrome awareness) and take photos to share on social media
--Ask your colleagues to wear blue and yellow in the office or in virtual meetings this week leading up to WDSD on 3/21
--Donate to the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center which supports local individuals with Down syndrome
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:
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!