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World Down Syndrome Day

Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Joaquin M. Espinosa | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
Joaquin M. Espinosa

While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.

Rockin' the Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

Lisa Pullen Kent | Posted 03.21.2016 | Parents
Lisa Pullen Kent

The invitation is extended all around the globe to rally behind the #lotsofsocks campaign by wearing socks. To get people talking and asking questions, the organizers of WDSD recommend wearing, "not just any socks, brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock. Maybe even three socks, one for each chromosome."

This PSA Featuring Olivia Wilde Wants You To Look At Down Syndrome Differently

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.21.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Monday marks World Down Syndrome Day and a new PSA featuring Olivia Wilde is hoping to challenge the perception of the condition. Learn about the PSA ...

Why Everyone Is Freaking Out About Olivia Wilde's New PSA

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Olivia Wilde is the star of a new video meant to raise awareness for Down syndrome. The short video, made for World Down Syndrome Day by Italian organ...

3 Things You Can Do for World Down Syndrome Day

Meriah Nichols | Posted 03.18.2016 | Impact
Meriah Nichols

Since it's a global celebration of Down syndrome, numerous events are happening and many organizations are beating the donation drum. Here are some projects to consider spending your time and energy participating in.

How My Niece With Down Syndrome Taught Me How to Live

Phoebe Fox | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents
Phoebe Fox

"God put Down syndrome people on earth to show the rest of us what a**holes we are." The comment--from my best friend--made me laugh at a time when n...

This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Will Totally Steal Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.23.2015 | Parents

I'd like to introduce you to Ariana, aka "Squishy," the sweet, sassy and seriously adorable 2-year-old that has stolen my heart. From the moment I...

Watch The Emotional Moment A Man With Down Syndrome Asks His Girlfriend To Move In

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News

There’s no better way to honor an important day than with a love story. Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day, and to promote and raise ...

On March 21st We Celebrate The Good Life

Mardra Sikora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Mardra Sikora

On a recent road-trip to central Nebraska, my son Marcus leaned back and sighed, "This is the good life." That particular weekend there was much ado about Nebraska's slogan: "The Good Life." So I smiled in agreement while my mind wandered over the parallel metaphor to our world.

Another Way to Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Meriah Nichols | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Meriah Nichols

For 10 years, March 21 has been recognized as World Down Syndrome Day. Every year around the world festivities are organized to promote acceptance of Down syndrome and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, and all they offer our world.

Random Acts of Kindness for World Down Syndrome Day

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

It's impossible to pay it forward and not feel better about the day. This March 21st, on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), many in the Down syndrome community will put this idea into action.

50 Countries Unite To Fight Medical Discrimination Against People With Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.21.2014 | Impact

Friday marks World Down Syndrome Day, giving advocates the opportunity to celebrate the lives of people with the condition, and also to push for equal...

World Down Syndrome Day

Kim Stagliano | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
Kim Stagliano

On this World Down Syndrome Day, I tip my hat to all families who love a child with DS and say, "thank you" for your work on behalf of children and adults with special needs.

WATCH: Everyone Is Doing A 'Happy' Dance For World Down Syndrome Day

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2014 | Good News

Friday marks the ninth annual World Down Syndrome Day -- the third since it became officially recognized by the U.N. -- and some are celebrating with ...

This Kind of Love

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

This kind of love is what many of us dreamed about, it fills us up, it leaves no doubt. And this kind of love is why we are standing here. We cannot get enough of this kind of love!

15 People Just Changed One Mom's Life -- And Gave Everyone A Major Dose Of Perspective

Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents

A mom-to-be voiced her concerns about having a baby with Down Syndrome and received one of the most beautiful responses we can imagine. Fifteen people...

'Imagine All The People'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 05.06.2014 | Impact
Christi Guthrie

Here we are March 2014 approaching World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and I am excited to see all of the great strides the community is making in terms...

Join the Down Syndrome Day Kick Off With the International Down Syndrome Coalition

International Down Syndrome Coalition | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
International Down Syndrome Coalition

Hearing the words that your child has a diagnosis of Down syndrome can be an incredibly isolating and terrifying experience. Many parents find that they feel alone, scared and without a support system of people that can understand their path.

An Extra Chromosome of Awesome

Eva Glettner | Posted 05.21.2013 | Parents
Eva Glettner

Today is 3/21 which is an important number because people with Down Syndrome have an extra copy (for a grand total of three) of the twenty-first chromosome. My brother, Jacob, owns that extra chromosome. No, seriously. He tells it who's boss.

LOOK: 5 Messages That Will Move You On World Down Syndrome Day

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.21.2013 | Impact

On World Down Syndrome Day, advocates across the globe come together to push for more inclusion, demonstrate what it really means to live with Down sy...

WATCH: Sister's Touching Tribute For Brother With Down Syndrome

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents

"Whatever, I'm just happy he's my brother." Big sister Ace is out to deliver an important message: Her brother Archie has Down Syndrome, but he is ...

Act Like Your Kids Live Here

Jess Wilson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Parents
Jess Wilson

What if we could make signs that said ACT like your kids live here?

'Life Goes On' Star Talks Empowerment, Awareness On World Down Syndrome Day

Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact

Marking its sixth year, World Down Syndrome Day celebrates the abilities of people with down syndrome. Chris Burke, who starred as Corky in "Life G...