#Take5forDS on World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is Monday, March 21, 2016! It is a day where the world comes together to celebrate loved ones and individuals in their communities who happen to have an extra 21st chromosome (3-21).
On World Down Syndrome Day, we invite you to #Take5forDs! Take five minutes to educate yourself, friends, family, or community members on what Down syndrome is and the importance of advocacy/inclusion for those with Down syndrome in society.
Below is a list of ideas for how you can use your 5 minutes to support individuals with Down syndrome:
• Check to see if your local school district has a Buddy Program where students are paired with peers who have disabilities to promote friendship and inclusion
• Save the date to participate/volunteer in your local Down syndrome organization’s fundraising walk
Inclusion / Awareness
• Share the Your Next Star video with your company
• Tell someone you know who has Down syndrome how important they are