Today, March 21st, marks World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012 and which is being used to help bring awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
We wanted to highlight the fantastic work of The Down Syndrome Centre, a charity that opened Ireland’s first (and only) services-led centre for children with Down syndrome and their families in 2014, with the aim of addressing the increased cuts and lack of accessibility to relevant services for children with Down syndrome.
The centre is a place for parents to meet, get information and advice, make friends and build support networks and communities.
The fantastic @trionacussen and #Team21Tots have made this gorgeous video signing to How Long Will I Love You to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
A huge thank you to @elliegoulding - we are so proud to share it with you! #WDSD2019 #ICanandIWill @gavinjames @kdkilbane77 pic.twitter.com/p3vxf5Q3gv
— Down Syndrome Centre (@Downsyndromecen) March 6, 2019
And be sure to check out The Down Syndrome Centre's WDSD campaign - #ICouldBe - which aims to promote the message that while people with Down syndrome need additional supports, they have innate potential, skills, talents and unique perspectives to bring to society and to a chosen profession.
For more information on the great work they do and how you can get involved, please visit: www.downsyndromecentre.ie