Monday, 21 March 2016

World Down Syndrome Day 2016

Today is the day. The day to ROCK YOUR SOCKS!


Why World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)?


WDSD exists to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome by choosing activities that show support and awareness to those individuals. Rocking Socks has become and easy, attainable and VERY visual way to demonstrate this support around the globe. We are seeking to share what it IS to have Down syndrome - something to be celebrated. We are advocating for the inclusion, respect and understanding that individuals with Down syndrome have a great deal to offer their communities. This day occurs on the 21st day of the 3rd month because we celebrate the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome which is what makes Down syndrome.
My dear friends Stephanie and Matt and their daughters Hazel and Nola are part of a large community who have committed themselves to educating and promoting the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. They have vowed to not only Rock Their Socks, but have made it their mission to educate others as to WHY they are doing so. You can follow their journey at  http://www.chasinghazel.com/

My school and many others have accepted the challenge to spread the love and support by Rocking Our Socks in order to promote awareness. For me, this symbol represents inclusion, acceptance and love. I am super proud of our school community for their support! THANK YOU!



If this is something that you would like to participate in with your school, class or club, please let me know. I have announcements prepared/ facts and videos I can share with you. Feel free to comment below if you'd like me to send along additional info. 
Thank you for reading and thank you for celebrating with us!
HAPPY WDSD DAY!
#chasinghazelwdsd2016
#wdsd2016
~Kaitlin~

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