Charleston, W.Va. – The Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia (DSNWV) is delighted to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21, 2022. Since 2006, March 21 has been recognized as a day to celebrate the uniqueness of the 21st chromosome triplication that causes Down syndrome.
The DSNWV invites everyone across the state, including DSNWV families and friends, community partners and advocates, to recognize people with Down syndrome on March 21 through a variety of activities. Common themes include wearing mismatched socks, performing random acts of kindness, and logging 321 miles of walking or running over the next month.
The DSNWV encourages students with Down syndrome and their families to invite their schools, teachers and classmates to participate in the March 21 celebration. Coloring pages can be downloaded and distributed to students on the organization’s website at dsnwv.org/blog. DSNWV representatives also welcome speaking opportunities, in person or virtually, to help guide discussions with teachers and students on “What is Down Syndrome?” »
The DSNWV also encourages participants in any activity to share their experiences on social media with the hashtag #DSNWV or #WorldDownSyndromeDay2022.
The DSNWV is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 2002 by concerned parents of children with Down syndrome. The mission of the organization is to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome by providing information, resources and support for families and professionals and by promoting awareness and acceptance for people with Down syndrome. .