This is a video produced by Down Syndrome International, in support of those children with Down Syndrome who want nothing more than to get an education.
Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them,
grows louder. Down Syndrome International encourages people all over the world to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.
All over the world, people are celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day and we at Savvy Kids would like to encourage you to do the same. What can you and your family do to help? We encourage you to talk to your children about people who you may know that have different abilities. It’s important that small children grow up with an understanding that we are all born with different abilities, and that no one is better or worse than anyone else.
Some books on the subject that you could read with your children are
My Friend has Down Syndrome, by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos; We’ll Paint the Octopus Red, by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, S. A. Bodeen and S. A. Bodeen and I Can, Can You? by Marjorie W. Pitzer.