Down Syndrome International
0044 (0) 1395 493108

Take action

Get involved in whatever way you like.
Together we can make a difference.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure you #CONNECT


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 freinds, family and colleagues.


Down Syndrome International (DSi) are encouraging the global community to #CONNECT.

Watch the WDSD @ UN virtual conference

Speakers from around the world discussed the theme ‘CONNECT’ and how we can bring about positive change for the global Down syndrome community.

Watch the WDSD @ UN side event

Hear from people with Down syndrome on the theme of ‘CONNECT’ at the virtual event for WDSD 2021.

Advocate for change

Take a look at our Easy Read self-advocacy guide.

Find out about self-advocacy and the human rights you can speak up for.

Join in at school

We have created a WDSD pack for schools to help teach about Down syndrome and more generally about diversity.

Give a little (or a lot)

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


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 the #LotsOfSocks campaign

Get people talking about Down syndrome by wearing ‘Lots of Socks’. These might be mismatched socks or your craziest socks, whatever it takes to start a conversation.

Take part in an event

Find events going on in your area and online that you can join. Visit our Events page.

Light up a landmark

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

Write or record something

Why not make a video and upload it to DownTV?

Or write about what #CONNECT means to you 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!

Organise an event

What about organising a virtual coffee morning, a virtual quiz or an online disco?

Invite us to co-host your Facebook event to share it with the world.

Join the 21 day challenge

From 1st to 21st March we will send you daily messages to help you learn about, advocate for and support people with Down syndrome.

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

Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March.