World Down Syndrome Day
21 March is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) as declared by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2011.
It is a global event to raise awareness and exemplify the abilities of persons with Down syndrome while advocating equal rights for them. The 21st day of March was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
On this day, we encourage everyone to wear odd socks to show their support for the Down syndrome community. Odd socks were chosen as a symbol for WDSD because chromosomes are shaped like socks, and those with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.
Join us to promote full inclusion on World Down Syndrome Day.
Platter of Joy
Date: Saturday, 24 September 2022
Venue: Shangri-La Singapore
Guest of Honour: Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Education
We are thrilled to share that our annual charity gala dinner – Mystique will be back in-person this year after a two-year hiatus. This event will mark DSA’s first in-person event since 2019, which makes us even more excited to celebrate with you and pronounce the importance of support services for persons with Down syndrome and their families.
Funds raised will allow the association to continue our mission to serve persons with Down syndrome and their families with quality programs and services. We hope to raise over a target of $300,000 to amplify and expand our support for beneficiaries enrolled in our Infant Toddler Program and Adult Education Services by engaging allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists to promote their mobility and function and help them improve or retain their ability to perform activities of daily living independently.
Your donation will be eligible for a tax deduction of 250%. Please see below for the different donation tiers and benefits or email Ms Joanne at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your kind contribution. Together, we can help to pave a path of hope, dignity, and independence for our persons with Down syndrome to live a fulfilled and meaningful life!