World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st
This is because Down syndrome is 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (3/21!). On World Down syndrome Day, we celebrate the presence of people with Down syndrome in our world and we highlight things that we in the Down syndrome community would appreciate awareness about.
One of those big ones is the need for opportunities, rights. Employment.
The Hiring Chain
Coor Down always makes fantastic videos highlighting something related to Down syndrome. This year, their video highlights employment and people with Down syndrome.
Their message is clear: take the first step and hire someone with Down syndrome:
I loved this video because I love the message that what we do starts chain reactions.
When we take a step forward and hire or give someone with Down syndrome a chance, we are inadvertently encouraging others to do the same. When we hire someone with Down syndrome, we are walking the talk.
Learn more about hiring an individual with Down syndrome by clicking the link here or below, which will take you to HiringChain:
Meriah Nichols is a counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one on the spectrum). Deaf, and neurodiverse herself, she’s a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.