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Pedro from
Seneca College,
Seneca@York wrote at
March 22, 2007
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World Down Syndrome Day


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Did you know that March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day?
"Down Syndrome International (DSI) has officially earmarked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome.
Singapore was selected to launch the inaugural WDSD in 2006. The event, held at the CHIJ Secondary School in Toa Payoh, in the heartlands of Singapore was very successful and well attended. Many other organisations worldwide joined in the celebrations with events and activities in their respective countries.

This year the theme for 21 March 2007 is "Celebrating Diversity", to continue creating awareness about Down syndrome and promote acceptance of diversity. "
Recource: http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

Linda M from
York University,
Keele wrote on
March 22, 2007
wow
Hey thats really interesting Pedro..I had no Idea..hmmm..how about that Ill check out the website..thanks man!=D
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Pedro from
Seneca College,
Seneca@York wrote on
March 22, 2007
Yead, didnt know too.
I didnít know about that too before yesterday, sow it on TV, dint believe that something like this exists, but as I see now...Ill do research what kind of International days exist :)
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