• Wednesday, March 21, 2018 is World Down Syndrome Day!!

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 is World Down Syndrome Day!!

    World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

    Why March 21?
    The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Hence, 3-21! Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome on March 21. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

    LOCAL AWESOMENESS! Shout out to Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound!! Saturday, March 10th was the 3rd Annual DSC of Puget Sound Fashion Show at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Hall. The place was packed for a night of fun, festivities and FASHION! 35 amazing models from ages 7 to 34! Peter and Frannie from St. Madeleine Sophie School, Kate and Emma from St. Catherine of Siena School and Faith from Assumption - St. Bridget School represented us beautifully! Thank you!

    What can we do on Wednesday, March 21st?

    The DSC invites one and all to celebrate WDSD to help raise awareness about the abilities and possibilities of people with Down syndrome. Whether it’s taking a ride on the BIG WHEEL lit up in blue and yellow or eating blue and yellow sprinkled doughnuts from TOP POT DOUGHNUTS. Here are some local companies that are partners and supporting WDSD on March 21st:
    *Airways Brewing Company, Beer and Bistro at Kent Station...$1 for every pint sold from 5-8 pm to DSC.
    Mod Pizza – Factoria 20% of your bill donated to DSC.
    HeyDay Burgers and Bar, Seattle, 10% sales to DSC
    Geraldine’s Counter, Seattle,10% sales to DSC.
    Glassbaby, University Village 10% off of sales to DSC.
    Top Pot Doughnuts, Seattle – blue and yellow sprinkles! YUMMY and changing the world...one doughnut at a time!

    Or at school …..Take some time to learn….Down syndrome facts courtesy of Down Syndrome of Puget Sound
    Or watch a video:

    Just like You – Down Syndrome http://safeshare.tv/w/wSohSTjdoy
    Discuss the video
    Discussion questions

    • What did you learn about friends with Down Syndrome?
    • How are you similar to the kids in the video?
    • Did you see anything that you have experienced?
    • Do you have questions?


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