Celebrate March 21!

World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, was established in 2006 by Down Syndrome International with the goal of raising awareness and mobilizing support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of people with Down syndrome across the world. March 21, the 21st day of the third month of the year, was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 present in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.

The DSAGSL invites you to join us in raising awareness, advocacy and support of individuals with Down syndrome, along with their abilities and achievements. Show everyone you know how great people with Down syndrome are – celebrate March 21 with your family and friends!

Relay and Run for 21: The Relay and Run for 21 is on Sunday, March 25, 2018 is a WDSD celebration for runners, walkers, and families!  You can register for the 21K, 3-Person Relay, 7K and 2.1K routes. Then join us in Clayton High School after the race for games, music, and snacks!  You can register to run or walk here: www.runfor21k.com.  You can also just come to the celebration inside Clayton High School from 8:30-11:30!

Rock Painting Party at DSAGSL: Come celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st at DSAGSL!  We’ll be painting rocks to add to our rock garden.  Design your own, individual, unique, and special rock.  Then add it to the garden representing our amazing community! Stop by the office anytime between 9am-5pm for snacks, crafts, and celebrations! Call the office with any questions 314.961.2504

Follow us on Facebook:  Check out our 21 DAYS OF ABILITIES posts on Facbeook and share them with your social media network!  These days, there’s no faster way to raise awareness than social media!! https://www.facebook.com/dsagsl/

Sign up for our E-News and check out the DSAGSL Blog: Each week, DSAGSL send out an E-Newsletter with information on upcoming events and programs, volunteer opportunities, resources for caregivers, and advocacy alerts.  Email AbigailBeckord@dsagsl.org to sign up! Our weekly blog is also a great way to stay connected and learn more about our members, volunteers, the board of directors, and the awesome things we do at DSAGSL!  Check out one of our recent posts, 5 Ways to Raise Awareness for World Down Syndrome Day.

Here are some more ideas on how to spread awareness to your friends, family and the community you live in, even if you only have a few minutes to spare!

And feel free to download and print these FREE resources!  

Language Guide
Down syndrome Quick Facts