March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. Why? Because this day, 3/21, is symbolic of the most common form of Down syndrome, Trisomy 21, which occurs when there are 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.
World Down Syndrome Day is a day to raise awareness about Down syndrome and to advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome. It is also a day to celebrate people with Down syndrome! You can be an advocate whether you know someone with Down syndrome or not. Don’t feel like you know enough about Down syndrome to talk about it? Please ask! I would be MORE than willing to answer your questions, as would a lot of other people.
Make sure to ROCK YOUR SOCKS every year on March 21st! Wear your siliest, mismatched, most brightly colored socks to show your support for WDSD. Show everyone that we are all different but we can work together!
This year’s hashtags to be used when posting on social media: #LotsOfSocks, #WorldDownSyndromeDay and #WDSD20