Down Syndrome International
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Take action

So many ways to get involved

Take your pick from the ways you can get involved and make a big positive difference on World Down Syndrome Day. 

What are you waiting for?

Share your story

The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their own stories in their own words.

Get informed

Learn about Down syndrome from people with Down syndrome. Share your new knowledge with your friends, family and colleagues.

Use our resources to advocate for change

Check out our resources which will help you to advocate for inclusion – whether its at school, your work place, in media or in public life.

Give a little (or a lot)

Make a donation to Down Syndrome International, or to a Down syndrome organisation of your choice, and feel great!

Watch back: WDSD at the United Nations

Down Syndrome International hosted #InclusionMeans at the United Nations. Alongside self-advocates, we called on governments, UN officials and NGO representatives to work together to improve quality of life for people with Down syndrome and disabilities around the world.

Fundraise

By doing something that you love or by setting yourself a new challenge, you can raise money to help improve the lives of people with Down syndrome around the world.

Join #LotsOfSocks campaign

Get people talking about Down syndrome by wearing #LotsOfSocks. These might be mismatched socks or your craziest socks, whatever it takes to start a conversation.

Take part in an event

Find events happening in your area and online that you can join, or host your own event.

Light up a landmark

Landmarks around the world light up for WDSD – take a look and share your lit-up landmark with us.

Write or record something

Why not make a video and upload it to DownTV? Or write about what #InclusionMeans to you on your website or in a blog?

Share on social media

Social media is a powerful tool enabling us to connect with people around the globe. Together our voices are the loudest!

Become a World Down Syndrome Advocate

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