When children and adults with Down’s syndrome are given opportunities to participate, the whole community benefits.
During Awareness Week (March 20-26 2016), the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) will be launching their new information pack to encourage all communities to be appropriately inclusive.
The campaign’s theme ‘My Friends, My Community’ centres around children and adults with Down’s syndrome being able to enjoy full and equal rights alongside their peers. This includes the opportunity to participate fully in their communities as and when they wish with the right support.
Some people may need extra support to do things that are not specifically for people with a learning disability and as part of their ongoing campaign, the DSA’s new pack contains lots of clear information including:
- ‘People with Down’s syndrome: Your Questions Answered’
- ‘Down’s syndrome: information for friends and family to support new parents’
- ‘My Friends, My Community: information about inclusion and discrimination’
- ‘Tell It Right, Start It Right: training for maternity professionals’
The pack is available to download directly from their website here.
#Team21 will kick Awareness Week off on 20th March by skydiving from 6 sites across the UK. From 20 to 26 March, across the country, families and groups will be holding awareness and fund raising events to celebrate Awareness Week and World Down Syndrome Day (March 21).
#MyFriendsMyCommunity #Team21 #WDSD16
The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is a registered (1061474) national charity that exists to provide information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families, carers and those with a professional interest. The DSA seeks to improve knowledge and understanding and champion the rights of people with Down’s syndrome. To find out more about the work of the DSA visit our website www.downs-syndrome.org.uk