March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is on 21 March. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome. Many of these events are recorded on the official World Down Syndrome Daywebsite. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has … [Read more...]

Down Syndome Girl Bound With Duct Tape, Take Action

VIDEO HERE When Shaylyn Searcy came home on Monday, she was unable to walk off her school bus on her own. The 8-year-old’s feet and ankles had been duct-taped, says the Indianapolis Star, and it took her family a good 30 minutes to remove what turned out to be industrial strength duct tape. Shaylyn has Down syndrome and her ankles were bruised from the duct tape which, her mother says, was so strong that parts of the girl’s socks and vinyl from her shoes came off with the tape. Her … [Read more...]

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