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Thu, Mar 21

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World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

On March 21, the world celebrates World Down Syndrome Day, an event created to raise public awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome.

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Time & Location

Mar 21, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

Down Syndrome—a disorder that occurs when there is a duplication of the twenty-first chromosome—affects approximately 6,000 babies at birth every year. So on March 21—a date chosen to represent the chromosomal defection found in Down Syndrome (the twenty-first day of the third month)—celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, an event created to raise public awareness, and support the well-being of those living with Down Syndrome. Click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

Gabi Angelini is an entrepreneur, author, and all-around inspiration who has appeared on ABC Nightline, the Kelly Clarkson Show, and has been featured on countless local news and radio shows. Gabi has Down Syndrome. Listen to Gabi Angelini's podcast about the challenges of Down Syndrome, and why people with special needs are often great employees podcast HERE.

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