4 inspiring videos that raise awareness about Down syndrome

Sunday, 21 March, 2021 - 11:00 am


World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), March 21st, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. 

 Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. Here are three short videos and one film that raise awareness about Down syndrome:

  1.  'Chromosome R Us' is a cute, entertaining and clever short film by actors with Down syndrome explaining how Trisomy 21 occurs. 

 2. The Canadian Down syndrome society found the most-asked questions on Google about Down syndrome and asked 10 Canadians with Down syndrome to give their answers. Watch here.  


3. Just Like You- Down syndrome is a short film that explores the life, hopes, challenges and dreams of three kids living with Down syndrome. 

4. The Peanut Butter Falcon is a film about a man with Down syndrome named Zak who runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. 

The Friendship Circle of Washington is proud to have participants with Down syndrome as a part of our community. 

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