World Down Syndrome Day Grows Stronger
World Down Syndrome Day was first observed by the United Nations in 2012. This is a day to help raise awareness. It is a time to reflect on what Down syndrome is, what it means to have the syndrome, and how people with this disability play a role in every community. The goal of the day is to advocate rights, inclusion, and well-being of those with Down syndrome. Each year the voice of these people and those who live and work with them continues to grow louder.
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. It is caused by the triplication of the 21st chromosome. The 21st chromosome is the reason the 21st day was chosen for the celebration and the third month, due to triplication, is the reason for the event being held in March. It is a part of the human condition and is universally present across racial, gender, or social-economic lines. It affects approximately one in 800 live births. The disability causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues. Usually people with Down syndrome are happy and seem to enjoy the small things in life. However, they all face countless obstacles and challenges.
World Syndrome Day is hell throughout the world. There are numerous events and activities taking place on March 21 to participate in to support the cause. Some of these events include concerts, conferences, runs, and carnivals. There is definitely an event you will enjoy in order to celebrate the day and offer your support.