World Down Syndrome Day

23 March, 2022

‘This year marks 10 years since World Down Syndrome Day was declared by the UN General Assembly to recognise the achievements and abilities of people with Down syndrome. For the estimated 15,000 people with Down syndrome living in Australia and their allies, it’s a day to connect, share stories, and advocate for equal opportunity and positive change.

A key focus of World Down Syndrome Day this year is inclusion. The global campaign, which asks “What does inclusion mean?”, is challenging people to think about how to help more people with Down syndrome to benefit from full and effective participation and inclusion in society.

How you can get involved

A great way to show your support on World Down Syndrome Day is to take some time to educate yourself on things you or your organisation can do to create a more inclusive future for people with Down syndrome.

The Ask About Down Syndrome App is another fantastic resource. On the app, people with Down syndrome answer important questions and share stories about what inclusion means to them; and they also explain the barriers they face and how to tackle them. As an interactive app, you can submit your own questions, answers or stories.’… read more here from the scope Australia website.

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CESPHN/Project GROW are hosting a lunch and learn CPD event next week.

Inclusive Communication – Improving Health Outcomes for people with Down syndrome

Tuesday 29/03

12-12:45pm

Click here to register

Join us for an online webinar that will examine the needs of people with Down syndrome in health and how healthcare professionals can work together with people with Down syndrome to improve their health outcomes through knowledge and inclusive communication