Friday, 23 March 2012

World Down Syndrome Day acknowledged in the Australian Parliament

Justine Elliot, MP for Richmond spoke in the Australian Parliament on Wednesday, to acknowledge World Down Syndrome Day, and her relationship with a constituent who has Down syndrome, Shona Robertson, who was also one of the international speakers at the UN conference in New York this week.

Ms Elliot's speech can be read here, in the Hansard proof from Wednesday 21st March 2012.

The National Down Syndrome Society in New York has released several photos from the UN event, here in their Facebook album, including one of Jason Kingsley and his mother Emily Perle Kingsley, who wrote Welcome to Holland.

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