World Down Syndrome Day!

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD.) “It is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International (DSI) encourages friends all over the world to 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.”

Rock Your Socks tomorrow March 21st to show your support. Visit Mrs. McBride’s website for more information.

14 thoughts on “World Down Syndrome Day!

  1. I think that people that have disabilities like down syndrome should not be judged when they are just a little bit different. They have no right to judge people that talk or act a little bit differently. I hope that people will not be judged when being different anymore.

  2. I believe people shouldnt be judged on what they naturally have inside of them.We are all different and that is a good thing. I hope one day people will judge people on the inside and not the outside. Down syndrome is not a good thing to laugh or judge people on.

  3. “When you focus on someone’s disability you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”
    ― Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

  4. “Having Down syndrome is like being born normal. I am just like you and you are just like me. We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it. I have a normal life”-Chris Burke
    Having Down syndrome does not define who you are. It just means you were born different. And sometimes, different can be good. If you have Down syndrome, it does not define who you are on the inside or out. It just means you can’t do things like other people can, it means you have something special inside you, it means…that God chose YOU to have this special thing inside of you. It means that, God chose YOU to be this way because of something. You have this special thing inside of you. Use it. I know if I ever have a child with Down syndrome, I would love them like any other child, I wouldn’t treat them any differently from anybody else.

  5. People with Down Syndrome feel different. And that’s because they are. But that’s not always a bad thing. We can change how they feel about themselves if we reach out. If you meet anyone with Down Syndrome, you should get to know them, instead of judging them by their condition. #WDSD

  6. I think no one should treat each other badly because they are a little different then you are, because everyone is different in their own way, and that’s what makes people with Down Syndrome different, and unique. #WDSD

  7. People with Down Syndrome should be treated the same way, you would like to feel treated. Kids or even adults shouldn’t been judged just because there different but you know what they are so sweet and so caring when you meet them, I know a kid with down syndrome, and they are probably one of the nicest kid I’ve ever met. WE ARE MORE ALIKE THEN WE ARE DIFFERENT!!

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