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CONNECT for World Down Syndrome Day


In 2020 around the world, we all had to adapt the ways we connect with each other.

It was a big challenge and many people have been left behind.

But it was an opportunity to find new ways to connect.

This can be a positive outcome from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For WDSD 2021 we want to focus on improving connections to ensure that all people with Down syndrome can CONNECT and participate on an equal basis with others.

WDSD is a unique annual opportunity for the global Down syndrome community to connect.

We CONNECT so that we can:

• Share ideas, experiences and knowledge,

• Empower each other to advocate for equal rights for people with Down syndrome, and

 • Reach out to key stakeholders to bring about positive change.

From now, up to 21 March 2021, Down Syndrome International (DSi) will encourage the global community to CONNECT.

What can you do?

Every year we encourage people with Down syndrome, families, advocates, professionals and organisations to observe WDSD with your own activities.

We want to see this again, more than ever in 2021!


Go ahead and plan whatever is possible and safe to do.


Advocate for equal rights for people with Down syndrome in your activities.


If you can, include ideas about CONNECT into your activities.

For example, this might include presenting ways you connect with others. Or your event itself can be a way to connect in person or online. There are many possibilities.

Good luck with your plans!

And please let us know all about your plans so we can CONNECT the global Down syndrome community.