Down Syndrome International
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Join us on 21 March

Advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome

What is WDSD?

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.


What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition.

The best people to answer many questions about Down syndrome are people with Down syndrome so over to them…


The #LotsOfSocks campaign

Add some colour to your stockings this Christmas!

Our colourful LotsOfSocks are bound to put a smile on the face of your loved ones.

But that’s not all!

LotsOfSocks help to raise awareness of Down syndrome AND raise funds to support the work of Down syndrome International to improve quality of life for people with Down syndrome all around the world.


Get involved

Every year we encourage people with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals and organisations to observe WDSD with your own activities. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Latest News

All the latest news about WDSD along with stories from people with Down syndrome in their own words.

planning 2022

What are you looking forward to in 2022?

The New Year is nearly upon us and there is so much to look forward to.  We want to hear from you, what are you looking forward to in 2022?[…]

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Nolan from Canada

Nolan, from Canada

Nolan Loughead started with a company called Tectonica Construction and Building Management early this year helping take down 3 old homes by hand. This was a pilot project to environmentally[…]

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Luka from New Zealand

Luka, from New Zealand

Kia ora. My name is Luka. I have been swimming as a Para swimmer for some time now in Christchurch which is in Canterbury, New Zealand. I have been swimming[…]

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Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March.


Contact us


7-9 Chapel Street, Exmouth, Devon,
EX8 1HR, United Kingdom


+44 (0)1395 493108

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