Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Post World Down Syndrome Day wrap

Thank you to everyone who acknowledged and celebrated World Down Syndrome Day at the
weekend.

Because of international time differences, a lot of World Down Syndrome Day information and media reached us after our 21st March, and is still being published.  Social media has proved an excellent platform for events such as World Down Syndrome Day, so keep looking on Facebook, Instagram, blogs, Twitter and websites for the many personal and organisation's stories and images. Here are some links that have caught our eye since the weekend:

On Saturday 21st March 2015, The Empire State Building in New York was lit up in blue and yellow, in honour of World Down Syndrome Day - this is the Empire State Building's own beautiful photo of the event.

Dave Hingsburger wrote two blog posts about World Down Syndrome Day, both of them getting right to the point:

World Down Syndrome Day
Dave Hingsburger, Rolling Around in My Head, 21st March 2015
Right now, somewhere in the world, someone with Down Syndrome is sleeping in.

Right now, somewhere in the world, someone with Down Syndrome is getting up and getting ready for work.

Right now, somewhere in the world, someone with Down Syndrome is kissing his wife goodbye as he heads out the door ...


World Down Syndrome Day: In A Different Key
Dave Hingsburger, Rolling Around in My Head, 22nd March 2015
... Lyddia has all the skills necessary to just be Lyddia. She lives her life well. She lives her life kindly. She brings herself to every encounter. She brings her presence into every room. How do you rank those things?

... Everyone needs a seat at the table ... 


... All means All ...

21 Beautiful Faces of Down Syndrome From Around the World
Amy Julia Becker, Parents.com, 20th March 2015
An international photo gallery.

No Single Story
So Here's Us, 21st March 2015
There is no single story which speaks the truth of Down Syndrome ... There is no truth behind the many, many comments of “I don’t know how you do it” and it’s close cousin “I could never.” Because trust me, you could and you would. That’s what parenting is, Down Syndrome or not: doing what you have to, the best you can on most days, and not so great on others ...

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