In honor of the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and the 21st anniversary of the “International Year of the Family”, this year’s WDSD conference at the United Nations will focus on the role of families, and the positive contribution they make toward full and equal rights for people with Down syndrome. Please visit the World Down Syndrome Day website of Down Syndrome International to see the most current information about this day.
In your own communities, we want to promote “Random Acts of Kindness” in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day. NDSC is collaborating with six other national Down syndrome organizations in the United States (Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, International Down Syndrome Coalition, International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association, Lumind Foundation, National Down Syndrome Society), and we have created a toolkit for WDSD 2015 that you can use to share information about Down syndrome with your community, celebrate people with Down syndrome, and spread a little love and kindness in the name of Down syndrome!
It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!
1. On March 21st (or around that day), wear a t-shirt that says something about Down syndrome. (Your NDSC Convention t-shirt is a great option!)
3. Print a WDSD postcard and give it out or place it with your Random Act.
4. Take pictures of the random act and post on your social media pages with the hashtag #WDSD15.
We’ll have people on the receiving end of our kindness, and the whole world watching on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Let’s make this the biggest, best World Down Syndrome Day yet!