Learn more about Down Syndrome Awareness around the nation and the world
Global Down syndrome Foundation has created this informative guide called “Words Can Hurt” to help people know the best language to use around Down Syndrome.
Another great resource from NDSS, a fact sheet that you can easily share with loved ones so they can quickly learn about Down Syndrome. Click through to read the facts or download the PDF.
In 2013, the theme of Wearing Odd Socks was initiated to raise awareness. Over time it has also been promoted as Lots of Socks. The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped “like socks” and people with Down’s Syndrome have an extra chromosome.
People all over the world wear colorful, attractive, crazy socks on WDSD to get noticed. Other sock themed activities like puppet making and games are also carried out in schools, playgroups, daycares and workstations.