Monday, March 21, 2011

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. The date of 3/21 refers to the third copy of the twenty-first chromosome that causes Down Syndrome. People with Down Syndrome are often stereotyped in ways that devalue them as human beings. This is not a properly Christian approach, since from a Christian perspective a disability does not devalue or dehumanize any person. With today's early intervention techniques, moreover, there is no telling what people with Down Syndrome can accomplish. You can learn more about World Down Syndrome Day and how to support people with Down Syndrome by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. my wife was telling me last night that a couple in her school district where she teaches is going to try and introduce their child, who has down syndrome, to the public school system.

    this is quite a step to take. I hope he can adapt and make strides in his education.

    thanks Dr, watson

    hope you'll follow my blog.