Tomorrow (21st March) is the World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)
As you may or may not be aware, Down syndrome is a genetic condition in which the person has an extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional chromosome results in a variety of physical and developmental characteristics and some level of intellectual disability.
Although we know how it occurs, we don’t know why it happens. Down syndrome occurs at conception, across all ethnic and social groups and to parents of all ages. Its nobody’s fault. There is no cure and it doesn’t go away.
To mark WDSD this year, CoorDown, Italy’s national association of people with Down syndrome, teamed with Saatchi & Saatchi Italy to demonstrate how people with the syndrome deserve the same opportunities and a chance to enjoy the same choices as everyone else.
Enjoy, and share with your friends to promote and raise awareness about the capabilities of those with Down syndrome.
By Chris Gandy – Founder of Cause & Effective