Events across the country marking Down Syndrome Day

Today, many events marking World Down Syndrome Day, which will be celebrated on Monday (21), begin in Brazil. This year, the country will celebrate National Down Syndrome Day for the first time, which was marked the fourth of its kind also on the 21st.

One of the events scheduled for this weekend is the 11th International Symposium on Down Syndrome (trisomy 21), organized by the Center for Clinical Studies and Research of São Paulo (Cepec SP).

The theme of the symposium will be entirely In line, are challenges and opportunities: suggestions and achievements. The aim is to present possibilities that guide the family, social, educational and economic autonomy of people with Down syndrome, and to adapt the content with scientific technical information on the latest developments concerning the present and the future of people with Down syndrome, including the COVID-19 pandemic. More information can be obtained In this Location.

The symposium will address topics such as education, health, law, nutrition, physical activities, genetics, inclusion, autonomy, work and aging. Tomorrow (20), the Escola de Gente Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro, Claudia Wernick, will give a talk with full access on the theme “Include communications. Will there be a legacy after the pandemic? “.

Today will also be announced He lives A charity event by Instituto Amor21, starting at 1 p.m., at Maceió Shopping, Alagoas, on the theme “What do you mean inclusive?”. In addition to commemorating March 21, the goal is to draw community attention to the importance of including people with disabilities through awareness raising. The Amore 21 Institute is made up of parents, relatives and friends of people with Down syndrome. It was founded in November 2014 and is affiliated with the Brazilian Federation of Down Syndrome Associations.

World Down Syndrome Day has been celebrated on March 21 since 2006, in reference to Down syndrome, because people with Down syndrome carry three number 21 chromosomes, instead of two, like the others.

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At Shopping Benfica, in Fortaleza, the Instituto Compartilha and Taurus Engenharia inaugurate today a series of activities entitled “What do you mean inclusiveness? “. The goal is to make regulars Mall Reflect on the importance of including people with Down syndrome, who need to be respected as independent and autonomous individuals. The program includes workshops for manufacturing parts in biscuit Jewelry for adults with Down syndrome, conferences, talks, storytelling, painting exhibitions and artistic and cultural performances. There will also be a sale of products made by parents of people with Down syndrome.

The Down Syndrome Foundation in Campinas, in the interior of São Paulo, promotes the work of all those the Foundation helps and of society in general. Activities aimed exclusively at the public of the institution include the Ateliê Aberto, with four workshops on artistic techniques. This Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Praça do Coco, in Barão Geraldo, the “Qual É a Sua Cara? event , open to the general public, which includes a stamp workshop, in which children, young people and adults can use their imagination, create characters and even create a self-portrait.

People of all ages can participate. Only children under 8 must be accompanied by adults. The purpose of the event is to get residents thinking about prejudice against people based solely on physical appearance.


In Marica, Rio de Janeiro, the town hall opens Saturday in Lagoa de Araçatiba the Down Syndrome Week program, which runs until Friday (25). From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Social Assistance Secretariat offers means of interaction for a target audience, such as a modified Polynesian canoe, a tricycle, yoga, stretching and a circuit. The action is a partnership with the Empresto Minhas Pernas project, of the civil society organization Rede Cicle, which allows people with disabilities to enjoy physical or mental independence through interaction with volunteers during sports practices .

According to the Minister of Social Assistance of Marica, Jorge Castor, the aim is to encourage professionals to pay attention to the common changes of various disabilities and to show that a person with Down syndrome can interact with others, make exercise, dance and play. It is a social inclusion event. At 9 a.m. on Wednesday (23), the first T21 science flight begins, focusing on the genetic condition of trisomy of chromosome 21, known as Down syndrome.

The trip provides for the exchange of knowledge, through conferences and experiences, between the specialists of the network, such as speech therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists and nutritionists, people with the syndrome and family members. Registration for the trip is open, but places are limited to 70 participants. Registration is free and will be done until the 22nd or until the positions are filled. at this address. The trip will be to Vasoras University, Campus Marica, will present a testimony.

Trisomy 21 week ends Friday with the screening of the film Chromosome 21at the Rotary Club of Marica, at 2 p.m.


Down Syndrome International, the UK-based entity responsible for observing World Down Syndrome Day, invites people with Down Syndrome to participate in World Down Syndrome Day events at the United Nations in New York (USA). ) and in Geneva (Switzerland). ). Anyone who wishes can send videos to Location for the entity Say what is implied. At the New York event, people without Down syndrome can also participate.

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On Mondays, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the University of Guarulhos in São Paulo promotes the event In line Chromosome love – find out to include. The program, which will be broadcast on the university’s YouTube channel, includes topics such as rights awareness, inclusion and well-being and the importance of education aid tracking and will make suggestions for activities that can be done at home.

Foz do Iguaçu, in Paraná, will promote Monday to Friday for the third week for people with Down syndrome. The event, which will be virtual and will include lectures on inclusive education, is part of the popularization activities carried out by the professors of the Federal University of Latin American Integration (Unila). The goal is to get educators, health professionals and the general public to understand the rights of people with Down syndrome to education, health, quality of life and work, as well as to fight prejudice against people.

The event is open to all interested parties and will provide a certificate to those who register and sign the attendance list on the day of each activity. The broadcast will be on YouTube, and registrants will receive E-mail With information to access the virtual room. Registrations can be made here.

From the 21st to the 23rd of this month, the Special Secretariat for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Limbios Institute, located in the state of São Paulo, are open for registration for the event. In line And don’t forget World Down Syndrome Day. Under the slogan “Down Syndrome (T21), the chromosome that unites us”, the virtual meeting will be broadcast on the Instituto Limbios YouTube channel. According to the organization, the importance of early reception and stimulation for the full development of people with Down syndrome, from diagnosis to adulthood, will be discussed. Registrations can be made by this E-mail Or by calling (14) 3732-8844.

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On Monday, in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, the Ministry of Education will organize a round table, starting at 2 p.m., at City Hall, encouraging residents to consider Down syndrome in the inclusive project Todos por uma Macaé . To participate, interested parties must register on Location From Carolina Garcia Teacher Training Center. The aim is to discuss inclusion and promote discussion of alternatives to increase the social visibility of people with Down syndrome.

The Secretariat for Inclusion in Ourinhos, São Paulo, has also set the date for the first update, a special event to celebrate the start of World Down Syndrome Day, for Monday. The measure was decided by the municipal council with the Association of Exceptional Parents and Friends (APAE). The event will take place at the Faculdade Estácio de Sá de Ourinhos, starting at 3 p.m. On the program, a table with people with Down syndrome and a dance show.

For Inclusion Secretary Cayo Lima, the event will bring more clarity to the cause of people with Down. “Ourinhos is today a reference in terms of welcoming and including people with disabilities. The proof is that many people with Down syndrome work in the municipal administration, where they play an important role and are a reference for all of us.


From the 21st to the 27th of this month, Pelotas in Rio Grande do Sul is promoting Down Syndrome Awareness and Orientation Week. The event, organized by the city council, will feature numerous actors, talks and workshops over seven days of programming. The Welfare, Health, Education and Sports departments of Pelotas are cooperating in the organization. Among the planned activities are the creation of a reception network based on face-to-face meetings with primary care teams, round tables and discussions on the theme “Do you know what is inclusion ? In addition to drawing in schools. The municipalities are in blue and yellow, in reference to the theme.

Also in Rio Grande do Sul, the Association of Parents, Relatives and Friends of People with Down Syndrome, in Santa Maria, is organizing the exhibition “We are more than T21” at the Monet Plaza Shopping. The exhibition combines objects made by children, young people and adults with the syndrome and photographs of the association’s affiliates. The exhibition is in room 90 of Mall Until April 1, the visit is free.

In Porto Ferreira, São Paulo, Sest/Senat will promote the second edition of Municipal Down Syndrome Awareness Week on March 28, 29 and 30. The event will be open to the public and will be held in person, starting at 7:30 p.m., following hygiene and social distancing measures with participants wearing masks.

There will be three evenings of conferences with professionals from different fields of activity and also with testimonies from relatives of people with the syndrome. The complete program will be launched in the next few days, on the official channels of the Municipal Building of Porto Ferreira. To participate, you will need to register in advance using the form In line Available here.

This week is the result of a partnership between the departments of Education, Health, Social Development and Citizenship, as well as the community, which aims to discuss inclusion, respect and the fight against prejudice against people with Down syndrome.

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