National Down Syndrome Awareness Week

In Canada, National Down Syndrome Awareness Week started November 1st and goes to the 7th. I found this AMAZING video. Watch it!!!! I'm not even going to be polite about it. It is the one of the BEST videos I have seen so far.

It explains everything perfectly. It includes a great break down and definition of what DS is, and how others can begin to learn about and accept DS into their lives. I love that it is narrated by kids. It is easy to understand for people of all ages. It is 12 minutes long, which is a long one, but it is worth it.

My only critique would be, that not all people with DS are like one of the 3 shown in the video. Not everyone with DS experience the same challenges, everyone is different. I do appreciate how some of the common challenges are highlighted and explained, so that we can empathize with these challenges.

Use it in your classrooms, in your homes, in your break room. Use it where ever you think it will make a difference.



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