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World Down Syndrome Day

  • Posted on- Mar 21, 2018
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World Down Syndrome Day is being celebrated today i.e. 21st of March 2018. The theme decided for this year's World Down Syndrome Day is "What I bring to my Community". The aim of the World Down Syndrome Day is to highlight the awareness about what Down syndrome is and what it means to have Down syndrome.

In 2006, the first World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated and this has been held every year for 12 years. Down syndrome is a genetic deformity which is caused by an extra material present in chromosome 21 that results in intellectual disability. The cause is still unknown.

Down syndrome is a chromosomal arrangement which occurs naturally and that has always been a part of the human condition. This syndrome exists in all regions across the globe which generally results in different effects on learning styles, physical characteristics or health.

The 21st day of the 3rd month, World Down syndrome Day was selected to signify the uniqueness of the trisomy of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

The people who are suffering from Down syndrome must have given opportunities to give a hand and contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all views of the society.

On this day, national charities across the world should ensure some activities manage events to raise awareness and support for those living with Down syndrome. People like to wear lots of socks to raise awareness about this world syndrome day all it takes is a colorful set of mismatched socks.

On this day, efforts should be made to empower people with Down syndrome to advocate for their rights and opportunities to make meaningful contributions.

The life of people who are living with Down syndrome can be improved by meeting their health care needs, which include: regular health check-ups with doctors to monitor mental and physical condition and to provide timely intervention.

The individuals who are presently living with Down syndrome can easily achieve optimal quality of life through parental care and support, medical guidance and community based support systems like inclusive education at all levels.


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