5 Great Videos from World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

This past Wednesday, March 21 was World Down Syndrome DayDown syndrome organizations throughout the world organized and participated in events to raise public awareness of Down syndrome.

This year was the 7th annual World Down Syndrome day and for the first time the U.N participated with a commerative event called “Building our Future.”

Many people took the day to promote awareness and inclusion for children with Down Syndrome. Of course social media was a big part of the day and a number of videos were posted to YouTube as well.

Here are 5 great videos from World Down Syndrome Day

Let Us In – I Want To Learn

Down Syndrome International presents the Global Video Event “LET US IN – I WANT TO LEARN!” in partnership with 68 countries for World Down Syndrome Day 2012.

The COORDOWN project for World Down Syndrome Day

The innovative communication project by CoorDown and Saatchi&Saatchi to promote the importance of integration of people with Down Syndrome.
Plus: Read this great article: World Down Syndrome Day ad campaign puts new faces in familiar places.

All Life Is Precious

This video collage shows the preciousness of children with Down Syndrome and how much they are appreciated by their families, friends and teachers.


This video was created by Rick Smith, author of the blog NoahsDad.com The video helps the world understand what Down syndrome is all about and why March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. Read an article about this video here.

UN Webcast: Building Our Future

Watch the full three hour “Building Our Future” webcast from the UN . The event was Co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Poland, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund, Down Syndrome International and others.


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Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+