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Down's Syndrome

The editorial team of presents commented links about the genetic defect which is also called trisomy 21.


World Down Syndrome Day

21 March 2012 marks the 7th 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. For 2012, this website has been re-launched with new features and you are now able to register and share details of your activities and events with the global community.

European Down Syndrome Association (EDSA)

The European Down Syndrome Association (EDSA) is a non-profit organisation supporting and representing people with Down syndrome across Europe. EDSA brings together organisations from across Europe, sharing information and promoting collaboration to improve life for people with Down syndrome and their families.

Down Syndrome Footprint Foundation

Down Syndrome Footprint Foundation is an organisation that celebrates the lives of individuals with Down syndrome by using the Down Syndrome Footprint symbol. This symbol with the space between the big toe and the little toes is the first symbol both nationally and internationally that is specific to Down syndrome that is not an awareness ribbon and is an actual medical marker of Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Footprint Foundation is committed to creating greater awareness, empowerment and employment opportunities for all individuals with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation

The Down Syndrome Research Foundation initiates and participates in research that provides insight into the unique learning style of people with Down Syndrome. The data collected is analysed and pilot interventions and educational programs are developed and offered. These programs test the understanding of the brain and are evaluated to observe the impact on our students. Even the slightest increase in cognitive ability can make a significant difference in the level of support an individual with a developmental disability may require.

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)

The NDSC works to empower its members and all people with Down syndrome by creating a national climate in which all people will recognise and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome. The NDSC annual convention provides an intense educational and networking experience for all attending.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Their activities include improving educational opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, advancing basic, clinical and applied research and implementing a national public awareness strategy.

International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA)

As an all volunteer based organisation it is the mission of the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association to support any family or individual whose life has been affected by Mosaic Down Syndrome by continuously research opportunities and increasing awareness in the medical, educational, and public communities throughout the world.

Down Syndrome Society of South Australia Inc. (DSSSA)

The DSSSA wants to advocate for the rights, interests and welfare of people with Down syndrome or other similar chromosomal disorders. The mission of the DSSSA is to promote and/or provide specific programs, services and resources which improve their health and well-being, education, personal development, employment opportunities, and recreational and lifestyle options.

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