Improving lives for people with Down syndrome

Cardiac guidelines

We are developing international guidelines for cardiac (heart) disorders common in people with Down syndrome.

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Nepal early development

We are working with parents from remote areas of Nepal to help them support the early development of their children.

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Nigeria self-advocacy

We are supporting people with Down syndrome in Nigeria to start and run a self-advocacy group.

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Author: Nathan Rowe

WDSD call to action

On WDSD 2019 we want people with Down syndrome and those who support them to tell the world "Leave no one behind"!

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Author: Nathan Rowe

WDSD awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 WDSD awards! Do you know someone you think deserves an award?

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Author: Nathan Rowe

WDSD shop open

Our 2019 World Down Syndrome Day shop is now open. Pre-order your socks and t-shirts today.

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Upcoming events

  • WDSD UN Geneva

    We are looking for self-advocates with Down syndrome to speak at the UN in Geneva on World Down Syndrome Day, 21 March 2019. Read more

  • WDSD UN New York

    Join us for the next World Down Syndrome Day conference at United Nations HQ on 21 March 2019. Read more

  • Zambezi canoe challenge

    Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day and challenge yourself by cannoeing for 4 days on the mighty Zambezi river. Read more