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.


Santiago from the United States

Hi, my name is Andres and I wanted to reach out to tell you about my brother, Santiago. Santiago is making a breakthrough in the world of digital art and[…]

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WDSD with Projeto FADA

World Down Syndrome Day with Projeto FADA, Brazil

Sheyla from Familia Diversidade e Amigos (Projeto FADA) in Brazil got in touch to share their World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) celebrations with us. It looks like they had a[…]

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Syed from Pakistan

Syed from Pakistan

Hello! My name is Syed. I am 16 years old. I live in Sanghar Sindh, Pakistan. The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down[…]

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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