Down Syndrome International
0044 (0) 1395 493108

Advocating for the rights of people with Down syndrome

with a little help from you

October is 
Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Throughout October we celebrate people with Down syndrome and raise awareness of their abilities and accomplishments.

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For World Down Syndrome Day 2022, we are asking:

What does inclusion mean?

#InclusionMeans

#WorldDownSyndromeDay

Together we can empower people around the world to advocate for full inclusion in society for people with Down syndrome and for everyone.

LEARN ABOUT INCLUSION MEANS

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…

WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME?

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.

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Your story

Your voice counts!

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

SHARE YOUR STORY

Everyone communicates differently

For International Day of Sign Languages (Friday 23 September) the global Down syndrome community stands with the World Federation of the Deaf in our dream of building inclusive communities for[…]

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Noah and family

Noah and family from the United Kingdom

I’m a first-time parent to Noah. My husband and I were told how ‘different’ it was going to be compared to having a baby without Down syndrome. We heard this[…]

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Rocky from Philippines

Rocky from Philippines

“Inclusion means being able to serve my community in my own way.” Rocky has really found his sense of fulfilment since he started working as one of the staff at[…]

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 #LotsOfSocks

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.

VISIT #LOTSOFSOCKS WEBSITE

Become a World Down Syndrome Advocate!

Join Down Syndrome International (DSi) in our campaign to create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.

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

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Contact us

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

+44 (0)1395 493108