Down Syndrome Awareness
What is Down syndrome?
Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is when you're born with an extra chromosome.
What it's like to have Downs syndrome?
People with Down syndrome have varied abilities, But, like everyone, people with Down syndrome have:
- their own personalities
- things they like and dislike
- things that make them who they are
People with Down Syndrome have an inherent Right to be accepted and included as valued and equal members of the community.
World Down Syndrome Day
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
The date for WDSD being 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.
Why wear Stand Out Socks for World Down syndrome day?
Wear Stand Out Socks socks for World Down Syndrome Day to help raise awareness of Down Syndrome. When people ask you about the socks, you can tell them about down syndrome.
Our co founder Ross, Who has Down Syndrome believes that Down Syndrome and other disabilities should be celebrated all year round, not just for one day!
Our Stand Out socks are designed to make you Stand Out in a crowd and start conversations.
To create a brand where disabilities are valued, and differences celebrated.
Through bright colours, bold patterns, and logo, Stand Out products will start conversations around disability inclusion and spread awareness of Down Syndrome.
To offer people with learning disabilities paid employment and a valued role within our company.
Together we can empower people around the world to advocate for full inclusion in society for people with Down syndrome and disabilities, and indeed for everyone.
Lets create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March.
Ross, Co Founder of Stand Out Socks