World Down Syndrome Day with Projeto FADA, Brazil
Sheyla from Familia Diversidade e Amigos (Projeto FADA) in Brazil got in touch to share their World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) celebrations with us.
It looks like they had a wonderful time and raised awareness across Ribeirão Prêto and beyond.
“We had our big event on 21st March at South Uber Park.
More than 700 people joined in.
We offered 12 workshops including arts, professional, sports, and many more skills, always in an inclusive way.
We showed inclusive and accessible movie sessions and plays.
We interviewed self-advocates and experts on Instagram.
We wrote messages to share with journals and magazines and we gave interviews to press informing society about inclusion.
It was a great year.
We are already preparing for WDSD 2023 with a big party at an inclusive and accessible park here in our city, Ribeirão Preto.
We expect about 700 people and will be offering lots of activities such as painting, sports, workshops, and cultural and artistic presentations with people with and without disabilities.
It’s going to be awesome!”
WDSD is an important opportunity for the Down syndrome community to raise awareness, and to have lots of fun too!
What are you going to do on the next WDSD?
The best way to promote awareness of Down syndrome is for people with Down syndrome to share their own stories in their own words.
If you have a story or message that you would like to share with the world, please click HERE and complete the form. Remember to include a photo.
We will share your words, along with your photo, on the World Down Syndrome Day website and on our social media pages.
We look forward to hearing from you.