Each year on March 21st or 3/21 people across the world celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. For 2020 the call to action is “We Decide.”
From WorldDownSyndromeDay.com: “All people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to or affecting their lives.
Effective and meaningful participation is a core human rights principle supported by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).”
Some interesting facts about Down Syndrome:
Down Syndrome is caused by an extra copy of one of chromosome 21.The medical term for an extra copy of a chromosome is ‘trisomy.’Down syndrome is also referred to as Trisomy 21.Each year, about 6,000 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome (or 1 out of every 700 babies born).There are three kinds of Down Syndrome.Because of interventions and support for those living with Down Syndrome and…
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