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Ways to Get Involved on World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day is right around the corner! You may be wondering what you can do to get involved on this special day and support the Down syndrome community. Let’s discuss a few different ways you can do your part and be an advocate on March 21st, such as:

  • Getting informed
  • Advocating for change
  • Participating in an event
  • Donating

Getting Informed

A great first step to take to get involved on World Down Syndrome Day is getting informed. With so many resources readily available, becoming knowledgeable on the topic of Down syndrome is easily achievable and mutually beneficial. Learning everything from the causes of Down syndrome to where the community struggles most in everyday activities will allow you to share that information with others and spread awareness. Some excellent resources you should check out are:

Advocating for Change

Another way you can get involved is by advocating for change. Once you’re well-educated, you can help others get informed and fight for the rights and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. Actions you can take to help advocate for this community include:

  • Engage with local and state government
  • Speaking at schools
  • Educating others about people-first language
  • Talk to employers about providing equal opportunities
  • Signing petitions that promote the rights and well-being of the Down syndrome community

You can even visit the official World Down Syndrome Day website and sign up to become a World Down Syndrome Advocate and join a global group fighting for equality.

Participating In an Event

If you don’t feel comfortable educating others, participating in an event is a great way to spread awareness and raise funds for the Down syndrome community. Many different organizations hosts all kinds of events, like:

  • 5Ks/Fun Runs
  • Picnics
  • Carnivals
  • Dances
  • Movie Nights
  • Silent Auctions

Your local or national Down syndrome organization may have an event already planned for March 21st — find out what they’re doing and join in the fun! The Baddour Center is co-hosting a day full of free activities for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families on March 26th, and we would love to see you there.

Donating

Of course, donating is a wonderful way to get involved and support those with Down syndrome. By donating to a Down syndrome organization, you’re helping them provide a variety of services to children and adults living with Down syndrome, as well as helping fund advocacy efforts.

Get Involved with Us

Still unsure how to show your support on World Down Syndrome Day? Get involved with The Baddour Center! We’re dedicated to providing a model residential community for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism in an environment that promotes maximum growth intellectually, spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally and vocationally. Contact us today to learn more about our facility’s culture and visit our website to learn how you can help support our efforts.