In 2016, Monday, March 21 marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. In the United States, 1 in every 700 babies is born with Down Syndrome. In fact, it’s the most common chromosomal condition diagnosed in the United States. Yet, each child born with this disability is unique.
What is Down syndrome
Down syndrome is a health condition where a person has an extra chromosome 21. This extra copy changes how the body and brain develop. Thus, it causes both mental and physical challenges. Despite low expectations, many people with Down syndrome work, socialize and lead very productive lives.
Use the Hashtags #MyFriendsMycommunity and #WDSD16
World Down Syndrome Day is to help raise awareness that people with this disability live active lives. Many companies offer jobs to these people so that they work alongside their friends and neighbors. It’s important that all of us explore how to interact and aid people with Down syndrome. If you are posting on social media, use the hashtags above to make your posts count in searches!
Patient Scrubs® for Preserving Dignity
Yes, we have Patient Scrubs® for children and adults with Down syndrome. So many of these people require ongoing medical treatments, so it’s important to preserve their dignity. Plus, dressing is once and done for the day.
Join me today in recognizing World Down Syndrome Day to help get the world talking about the benefits for everyone of inclusive environments. Visit the page to learn more about this special day for special people.