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#LotsOfSocks are back for Christmas!!

Following a rocky few months, to say the least(!), we are delighted to announce that #LotsOfSocks socks are available to buy once more and can be delivered in time for Christmas. Hooray!! Pop over to our official World Down Syndrome Day shop to buy yours today.  #LotsOfSocks make a perfect stocking filler – you and your loved…
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World Down Syndrome Day on 21st March

Today is the day!!

#WorldDownSyndromeDay 2020 is already underway in the Line Islands of Kiribati. Thanks to the wonder of time zones, somewhere in the world will be celebrating #WDSD20 for a whole 50 hours! The day will finally come to an end at midnight in Baker Island. 50 hours – Let’s do this! There are plenty of ways…
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World Down Syndrome Day @ United Nations 2020 – Virtual Event

Go to the WDSD @ United Nations Virtual Event 2020 page on the DSi website. Following the cancellation of our upcoming World Down Syndrome day conference in New York and side event in Geneva, we bring you the World Down Syndrome Day @ United Nations 2020 virtual event! We have a set of fantastic speakers…
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Jijo receives his socks – watch his reaction

Jijo Das, the man behind the official 2020 #LotsOfSocks design, has received a very exciting package. Take a look at his reaction as he sees for the first time the socks that he played such a huge part in creating. You can buy your own #LotsOfSocks and help us to support people with Down syndrome…
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Event poster

Show the world how you are raising awareness in 2020

We love to see the different ways that WDSD is marked around the globe. From fabulous parties to enlightening lectures, from #LotsOfSocks school days to hair-raising challenges. The ways that you choose to raise awareness are truly inspiring and we thank every one of you for raising your voice. Each year the voice of people…
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Panel at Geneva event

Have your say at United Nations, Geneva

Since 2017, each year Down Syndrome International have organised a World Down Syndrome Day event at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.  The event is both a celebration of World Down Syndrome Day and a chance for self-advocates with Down syndrome to speak up to members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with…
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DownTV video still

Lights, Camera, Action!!

This World Down Syndrome Day why not make a video to share with the world. People LOVE videos. FACT! According to Forbes.com Facebook generates 8 billion video views every day and YouTube reports that video consumption rises by 100% every year! What should I make a video about? Absolutely anything that you like! Here are…
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Resources pack

WDSD 2020 resources pack available now

Help raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day using our resources pack. The pack includes: Information about Down syndrome Posters and flyers Logos Social media toolkits Fundraising ideas Easy read resources and useful information such as tips for fundraising events and risk assessment Request a resources pack by completing the form here

Feedback from self-advocates on WDSD theme

DSi asked its Committee of National Representatives with Down Syndrome for feedback on the World Down Syndrome Day theme ‘We Decide’. Here’s some of their feedback and suggestions: Kayla McKeon, USA There are people out there who have misconceptions about us, the more we show what we are capable of doing the more people will…
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Harley bags dream job after speaking at Geneva

Harley Jolley, from Cornwall, England, is proving just how valuable people with Down syndrome can be in a workforce. For a long time Harley has dreamed of working for the police. When Harley came to speak at the WDSD event in Geneva, little did he or his family and friends realise just how far that…
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