World Down Syndrome Day 2024

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How people celebrated WDSD across Australia

2 April, 2024

On 21 March, people worldwide celebrated World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), honouring the lives and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.

Here’s how some of our state partners joined in the WDSD festivities:

Families in Victoria had a blast at Werribee Open Range Zoo on 24 March. They enjoyed live music, magic shows, safari tours, and much more. It was a fantastic opportunity for families to connect with others while having fun. Down Syndrome VIC also enjoyed a delightful morning tea hosted by Minister for Disability, the Honourable Lizzie Blandthor, at Parliament House.

Queensland celebrated WDSD for a whole week, starting with a gala in Townsville on 16 March and ending with the Everton Park Neighbourhood Day and Easter Hunt on 24 March. They served DSQ Brew coffee at Parliament House and lit up Government House to raise awareness. So many photos and wonderful memories; 2024 was one of their best celebrations yet! 

Down Syndrome WA organised a range of events for their community, including a morning tea, family picnic and stakeholder gatherings, ensuring everyone could join in the fun!

These events were fantastic opportunities to show love and appreciation for people with Down syndrome, their families and other support people. They remind us of the importance of inclusion and the joy that comes from coming together as a community.