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World Down Syndrome Day

Saturday, March 21, 2020
 World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is annually observed on March 21 to raise public awareness of Down syndrome, a congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome. According to the UN, about 1 in 800 people are born with Down syndrome.

This year's theme is "We Decide": all people with Down syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to, or affecting their lives.

People all over the world wear socks, t-shirts or brightly colored clothing to draw attention to March 21st. Get the world talking about WDSD by wearing #LotsOfSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay