A message from Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education
World Down Syndrome Day is recognized around the world on March 21 each year. It has been observed by the United Nations since 2012.
As employees, learners and leaders in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and as included in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan , we strive to create welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments that optimize students’ potential. We also collectively work together to deliver positive social and emotional learning experiences.
The date is significant as the 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Source: World Down Syndrome Day website
World Down Syndrome Day is a time to 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.
Please join in recognizing World Down Syndrome Day on Monday, March 21, 2016.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org