World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day observed on March 21 each year.
This date (3/21) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome, and people and organizations worldwide celebrate on this day in a variety of different ways. The Arc will be celebrating Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Arc of Mower County, 401 2nd Ave. NE, Austin.
March 21 marks the seventh anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and for the first time in 2012 this day will be officially observed by the United Nations.
Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.