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World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday, March 21

This is a global day of celebration and awareness. Its purpose is to educate the world on what Down Syndrome is and how individuals with Down Syndrome need to be valued in their communities. The date for WDSD symbolizes the 21st day of the 3rd month, which was selected to signify the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, which is Down syndrome. 

 

We have a 4th-grade student at Fremont named Zoe who is believed to be the first student with DS to attend Fremont, a school that is 120 years old. This speaks volumes to Fremont's culture and how it's aligned with IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility).


Shannon and Zoe took the time to create a beautiful video to help educate us about Down Syndrome and to remind us to JUST ASK! Look for 21 bouquets of 3 stems around Fremont on March 21st. Students can also drop their questions into the buckets!

Please enjoy the video here:







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