We are 30!

Down Syndrome International was founded back in 1993. 

3 remarkable women from different parts of the world joined together in their determination to make the world a better place.

Jo Mills from Canada, Penny Robertson from Australia, and Sylvia Escamilla from Mexico were all mothers of children with Down syndrome. 

Through their personal and professional lives, they had witnessed the unacceptable exclusion of people with Down syndrome.

They wanted to make a change in that world.

And so DSi was founded with a mission to make the world more inclusive for people with Down syndrome.

In this video, Carlos Ramírez Guevara, Ambassador for DSi, interviews Sylvia Escamilla, one of the 3 founders of DSi, about the origins of the organisation:

Down Syndrome International today.

Today, DSi is a network of 157 organisations, in 113 countries. We are thousands of people with Down syndrome and their families from every part of the globe.

Together we speak up for the human rights of people with Down syndrome worldwide.

We share a vision of a better world where all people with Down syndrome are fully included in society.

In this video, Andrew Domahidy, Ambassador for DSi, interviews Penny Robertson, DSi Board Member, about the achievements of the past 30 years:

How we are making change in the world.

Throughout October, we will be sharing examples of the work that the DSi Network is doing to advocate for the human rights of people with Down syndrome all around the world.

Please take a moment to follow us on your favourite social media platform and learn more about our work:





In this video, Janet Charchuk, Ambassador for DSi, interviews Bridget Snedden, President of DSi, about the future of the organisation:

Looking to the future.

We are immensely proud of what we have achieved in 30 years.

Now, as we look to the future, we have created a new strategy to help us achieve even more in the years to come.

We look forward to sharing this strategy with you later in the month.

In this video, Chaica, our Ambassador for the United Arab Emirates, tells us a little bit about our brand-new strategy, which we will launch in October:

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