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We at the Library wanted to join in the celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with this guide. Last November 9, the United Nations officially approved that March 21 be declared World Down Syndrome Day. This declaration is the result of the work of a multitude of Down syndrome organizations around the world, including DOWN ESPAÑA, which was part of the promoter group to obtain international support for the resolution. This initiative aims to raise awareness and understanding of Down syndrome, an intellectual disability that affects nearly 7 million people worldwide and occurs in 1 in every 800 births, irrespective of race, gender or socioeconomic status. This date will also help to promote the rights of people with Down syndrome so that they can enjoy a full and dignified life and be active citizens in society.
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Website dedicated to World Down Syndrome Day
Portal of Down Syndrome International (DSI)
Portal of the European Down Syndrome Association (EDSA)
Portal of the Spanish Down Syndrome Federation
Portal of the Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation
Portal of the Fundación Iberoamericana Down21
Specific page for new parents with babies with Down Syndrome, managed by Fundación Mapfre
It is a space on the Internet where Quim (ages 16), who has Down Syndrome, talks to us through video format about his things with naturalness and freedom.
First blog written and managed by people with intellectual disabilities