People with Down Syndrome have three instead of two chromosomes 21. As a result, World Down Syndrome say is on 3.21.
This day was recognized by the United Nations in 2011 in the hopes that the day would bring awareness to people with down syndrome and advocate for their equality in day-to-day life. World Down Syndrome Day promotes inclusion as well as education on what Down Syndrome is.
1 out of every 800 people have Down Syndrome and it has various effects on one’s metal and physical capabilities.
The best way to recognize World Down Syndrome day is to amplify and listen to the voices of people with Down Syndrome in your community and around the world. Here is a great resource to hear from a diverse group of people with Down Syndrome: https://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/stories/