Down Syndrome International
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Advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome

with a little help from you

World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2023

With Us Not For Us

For World Down Syndrome Day 2023, our global network of people with Down syndrome calls for a commitment to ‘With Us Not For Us‘.


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…


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.


Your stories

Your voice counts!

We want to hear what you have to say and share your words with the world.

Mahyar from Iran

Mahyar from Iran

Hello there, my name is Mahyar Pilehvar Javid from Iran. I am 23 and was born with Down syndrome but it doesn’t mean I can’t live my life fullest. I[…]

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Samantha from United States

Samantha from United States

Meet my daughter Samantha! She is a 19-year-old model/actor that loves sports, dance, and Olivia Rodrigo! When she has free time, she hangs out with her friends, plays Just Dance,[…]

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Alejandra from Peru

Alejandra from Peru

I am Alejandra. I’m 25 years old. I am engaged with a lovely boy named Giancarlo. I live in Lima, and I work three days weekly at the National Children’s[…]

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Put some colour on your feet!

Get noticed and start a conversation about #WorldDownSyndromeDay.

You can get involved or buy your socks at our #LotsOfSocks website.


Sign up for WDSD updates.

Sign up to hear from Down Syndrome International (DSi) about World Down Syndrome Day global activities and how you can get invovled.

Together we will create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.


Contact us

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

+44 (0)1395 493108