March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day

I am on of 9 sisters and the closest thing I have to a brother is my cousin, Sean, who happens to have Down’s Syndrome. When I learned of World Down Syndrome day 9 years ago, my first thought was how important this would have been to Sean and to me and my sisters as we grew up. So, celebrate this day with me and enjoy this beautiful tribute.

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6 thoughts on “March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day

  1. Awesome post. Olivia is reading the book *bloom* right now and cannot put it down. I will be sure to share this with her. Have a good weekend. MaryBeth

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  2. Thank you, Dr. Anna Nolin for posting this and sharing your perspective. Growing up, my Mom loved her work doing vocational training with adults with Down Syndrome. I have seen how awareness can help support happy lives for individuals and families. I will be sharing this beautiful video with many (including my Mom). We will be celebrating tomorrow. Thank you!

  3. Thank you, Anna! Interesting how I remember the same question and feeling scared with my son Alex…and how majority of responses apply to both my sons. There is more that unites than divides us.

  4. Thank you so much Anna for sharing this beautiful video. Raising our daughter Anna with Down syndrome has been a gift that neither I nor my husband expected, but one that we relish.

    We celebrated our differences today at Lilja with “Crazy Sock Day”. Some teachers shared a video with their students highlighting children with Down syndrome around the world learning in their classrooms. We asked students to bring in an optional $1 donation to support Down syndrome awareness and education and the response was overwhelming!

    Our BOKS team took a picture this morning with the kids and their crazy socks and posted it on their Facebook page. Check it out!

  5. Thank you Anna. I was trying to do something to acknowledge World Down Syndrome day in my son Shawn’s class and had let my crazy schedule of the last few weeks keep me from it. I had seen the video Thursday night and was disappointed that I hadn’t gotten it out to classmates. Seeing it on your blog was the push I needed. I decided better late than never and forwarded your posting to the parents of my son Shawn’s classmates as well as to the parents of his brother Charlie’s class with a little bit about my son’s personal story. I have gotten a great response and I am so glad to be a part of spreading such a wonderful, thought provoking video. Thank you Anna for giving the video such an important endorsement. I know it helped the parents trust in the message and receive it openly.

    Linda

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