March 21 (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day—because Down Syndrome (or as Steven of Born This Way likes to call it, Up Syndrome) is caused by a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Clever, eh?
Today, we celebrate the lives of people with Down Syndrome and their special accomplishments. We advocate for their human rights and access to educational and job resources. And we speak out against "search and destroy" prenatal testing, which victimizes too many Down Syndrome babies in the womb.
Head over to our facebook page, where we'll be sharing Down Syndrome-related items throughout the day.