World Downs Syndrome Day

Today is World Downs Syndrome Day.

The day where folk wear odd socks,

And sprout facts about Downs Syndrome.

But what is it really about?

It’s about saying that although those with Downs Syndrome may have an extra gene,

They are still the same as you or me.

We all have our quirks.

We all face different challenges in our lives.

We all experience joy and sadness.

We all have different levels of abilities.

What this day is about,

Is to remind you that despite the label that society has put on those with Downs Syndrome,

They should be given the same opportunities as you or I might get in life.

But most of all they deserve to be treated with respect from others just as you or I would expect to be.

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