In January, DSi was delighted to publish the first set of Education project toolkits to help translate and promote the use of the International Guidelines for the Education of Learners with Down Syndrome. Soon after in March, we celebrated our first translation into French.

Education


In February, we were delighted to see an article published in the Journal of Cardiology about our cardiac project.

Cadiac consensus document


In March we organised the 10th World Down Syndrome Day Conference. For the second year in a row, this was a virtual event in line with COVID guidelines.

2021 conference theme "Connect"

World Down Syndrome Day conference


In June we published a statement calling for the prioritisation of people with Down syndrome in the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

COVID-19 vaccination prioritisation


Also in June we were delighted to see the launch of the new Down's Syndrome Association (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) website which we worked with them to plan and create over the past 2 years.


We continue employment project work with our member organisations in Africa by supporting self-advocates to develop webinars about inclusive employment.

Employment advocacy in Africa


We are making progress on our inclusive participation project work by researching apps to enable people with Down syndrome and organisations to interract.

Inclusive participation with CAST