So, who should celebrate WDSD?
Everyone!! Every school, every office, every coffee shop in every country should acknowledge the day...
Are you thinking “I don’t know anyone with Down syndrome so it doesn’t pertain to me”? Well, it does! As a human being it should be your mission to make this Earth a better place - a place of acceptance. The only way we’ll get there is by educating. Plus, you never know when you might meet someone with Down syndrome...you wouldn’t want to miss out on making new friends!
If you are thinking, “I would love to do something but I have zero clue as to what to do or where to start”, here are some ideas:
- Organize a ‘Genes’ (Jeans ) day and donate the proceeds to non-profit groups like Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network or your local Gigi’s Playhouse.
- Carry out 21 Acts of Kindness and leave little cards behind explaining WDSD.
- Read books like “We’ll Paint The Octopus Red” and “47 Strings” to other children.
- Share positive stories about individuals with Down syndrome with ALL your friends, not just to those with a connection to Down syndrome.
- Rock your WDSD Shirt!
Something so easy as bringing in bagels or donuts to the workplace and leaving a small note next to them acknowledging WDSD and a few facts makes such a difference!
Time for Acceptance
It’s time to accept Down syndrome and any other disability for that matter. Let’s break down those walls. Let’s see each other for what we are. Peers, walking down life’s path - hoping to find happiness and love along the way. So this March 21st, I challenge you to celebrate WDSD.
Share this with all your friends in every corner of the world! Tag us in your pictures, tell us all about it!! @down2dream #CelebrateWDSD
If you have any questions or want help with something, message us. Thank you for making this world a better place!
A special thank you to all the Rockin’ Moms who entrusted me with their children's pictures.