In January DSi visited Nairobi, Kenya to launch our new project with the Down Syndrome Society of Kenya.

In February we returned to UAE to follow up on the self-advocacy training that begun in September 2019. 

In March we organised the 9th WDSD Conference. For the first time, due to the COVID-19 crisis, this was a virtual event.

2020 conference theme "We Decide"

World Down Syndrome Day Virtual Conference

As the year progressed we shifted a large portion of our resources to respond to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and to support our members and the global Down syndrome community during these difficult times.

COVID-19 response

In July we published our long awaited International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome.


Also in July we launched our #ListenIncludeRespect project working together with Inclusion International developing guidelines for inclusive participation.

Inclusive participation