WDSD 2023 resource hub

Here to help you celebrate!

The team at Down Syndrome International have produced a range of resources to help you to celebrate WDSD 2023 on 21 March. We hope you will find these helpful.

If you have questions and feedback you can contact the WDSD team.


‘With Us Not For Us’ guides.

These guides will help you to raise awareness and create a world where people with intellectual disabilities can take control of their own lives.

Learn more about ‘With us Not For Us’:

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Theme guide

Theme guide

Created to explain the theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2023, ‘With Us Not For Us’. The theme has been developed from ideas generated by our team of Ambassadors.

Advocacy guide

Advocacy guide

Created to help you to speak up about the things that are important to you. You can join us in speaking up for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome and other disabilities.

Schools guide

Schools guide

Created to help you talk with the children in your school about advocacy – speaking up about the things that matter to them and bringing about change in their world.

Organisations guide

Organisations guide

Created to help your organisation to think about how people with intellectual disabilities are included in the work that you do. The pack includes examples of great inclusion and tips to help your organisation to become more inclusive too.

Fundraising guide

Created to help you raise funds to support the work of organisations of people with disabilities, like Down Syndrome International.

Easy read UN CRPD

Easy Read UN CRPD

An Easy Read version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This sets out what countries have to do to make sure that disabled people have the same rights as everybody else.

Down syndrome explained pack

Our ‘Down syndrome explained’ pack provides bitesize introductions to some of the key topics relevant to people with Down syndrome.

The ‘Lots Of Socks’ campaign.

A great way that everyone can take part and raise awareness. All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed!

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Lots of Socks poster

Lots Of Socks posters

Display these posters in your school or workplace to encourage everyone to join the Lots Of Socks campaign on 21 March.

Lots Of Socks pósters

Muestre estos carteles en su escuela o lugar de trabajo para alentar a todos a unirse a la campaña Lots Of Socks el 21 de marzo.

Make your own socks

Use our colour-in sock template to have a sock design competition or make sock bunting to decorate.

Lots Of Socks trail

Join the Lots Of Socks trail. Print and colour your poster. Share a photo of your finished work in the LoS Trail Facebook page and mention where you are in the world.

Images to share.

These are a selection of images that you can use to print posters and colouring sheets, or share on social media to help raise awareness.

Remember to use #WorldDownSyndromeDay and #WithUsNotForUs when you post.

Social media/poster frame

Use our frame to produce your own ‘With Us Not For Us’ message to share on social media. The middle is transparent so you can put it over your own image.

With Us Not For Us messages

Display these posters in your school or workplace to raise awareness of the With Us Not For Us campaign.

With Us Not For Us mensajes

Muestre estos carteles en su escuela o lugar de trabajo para crear conciencia sobre la campaña With Us Not For Us.

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Light up a landmark request letter

Use this template letter to ask officials to light up their landmark in support of WDSD.

WDSD 2023 line art

Get creative with this line art perfect for a colouring activity. Pop it in your window when you are finished. Created by Mark Jones.

WDS Advocate colouring sheet

Colour your own World Down Syndrome Advocate poster.

WDS Advocate badge

You are a World Down Syndrome Advocate. Display your badge with pride. You might like to use it as your social media profile image in the run up to WDSD.


Posters about advocacy to inspire you and your friends to speak up about the things that matter to you.

I have the right.

A simple guide to the human rights we all share, no matter who we are. Available in English and Spanish and a blank version for your own translation.

WDSD logo

Use the WDSD logo on your own posters and flyers to promote your WDSD activities.