March 21, 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.

The Focus of World Down Syndrome Day: Full and Equal Rights

World Down Syndrome Day represents the voice of those with Down syndrome and their families. The focus of Down Syndrome Day is to educate others about the disability and emphasize that those with Down syndrome should be able to enjoy full and equal rights.

The Role of Families

World Down Syndrome Day also focuses on the important role that family members play as advocates for their loved ones. All around, World Down Syndrome Day empowers both the families of Down syndrome and those individuals with Down syndrome themselves. It’s a day set aside to create an emphatic global voice for inclusion and well-being of those with Down syndrome.