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#21YourWay

During October take part in the 2020 #21YourWay challenge, and celebrate with and fundraise for your local state or territory Down syndrome association during Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

#21YourWay is a national campaign hosted by the Down Syndrome Australia Federation raising funds for state and territory associations. We invite you to join in by choosing your own #21yourWay challenge or play along with your favourite #21YourWay Ambassador. Do it 21 times, do it your way!

All funds raised will support the Down Syndrome Australia Federation to continue their work in supporting and empowering people with Down syndrome to have full access to social and economic inclusion.

How It Works

The #21YourWay challenge is about doing things your way.

Do it 21 times, do it your way!

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Share your challenge on facebook or Instagram in October
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Still have questions? Contact us!

Email info@dsav.asn.au if you have questions or need assistance.

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Earlier in Down Syndrome Awareness Month we talked about myths and misconceptions about Down syndrome and there were quite a few! 

Today we’re going to clarify some things about language and Down syndrome. There is huge power in language. It helps us to shape our world and how we see things. 

It is important to respect the language that people with disability use to describe themselves. In Australia, the commonly accepted language to describe Down syndrome is: a person with Down syndrome or a person who has Down syndrome. You should avoid negative language such as: ‘suffer from’, ‘a victim of’, or ‘afflicted by’ Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome are not by definition ‘special’, ‘poor’ or ‘unfortunate’. 

To learn more about the importance of language visit our website: https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/about-down-syndrome/how-to-talk-about-down-syndrome/ #21YourWay #inclusionmatters #downsyndrome #t21 #21Facts

Earlier in Down Syndrome Awareness Month we talked about myths and misconceptions about Down syndrome and there were quite a few! Today we’re going to clarify some things about language and Down syndrome. There is huge power in language. It helps us to shape our world and how we see things. It is important to respect the language that people with disability use to describe themselves. In Australia, the commonly accepted language to describe Down syndrome is: a person with Down syndrome or a person who has Down syndrome. You should avoid negative language such as: ‘suffer from’, ‘a victim of’, or ‘afflicted by’ Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome are not by definition ‘special’, ‘poor’ or ‘unfortunate’. To learn more about the importance of language visit our website: https://downsyndrome.org.au/about-down-syndrome/… #21YourWay #inclusionmatters #downsyndrome #t21 #21Facts See MoreSee Less

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#21YourWay ambassador Olivia has been sharing 21 killer dance moves during October – check out her latest choreography! You can learn more about our Ambassadors and how to join an Ambassador team at 21yourway.com.au. See MoreSee Less

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Check out Steve Cannings latest #21YourWay artwork! 

Steve is painting his way through his favourite 21 Marvel characters in October and invites you to join in!

To join and support team Steve with his challenge, visit: https://21yourway.grassrootz.com/national-ambassadors/steve-s-marvel-challenge-ambassador

Check out Steve Canning’s latest #21YourWay artwork! Steve is painting his way through his favourite 21 Marvel characters in October and invites you to join in!To join and support team Steve with his challenge, visit: https://21yourway.grassrootz.com/national-ambassad… See MoreSee Less

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Comment on Facebook Check out Steve …

Steve Canning . .. Go Stevo…you Legend!

Kath’s art challenge is going strong! Who has been getting creative this month? #21YourWay See MoreSee Less

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Need a little inspiration?

  • Take 21 photos of something that you’re grateful for the month of October 
  • Do 21 star jumps every day in October 
  • Get moving do 21km in October 
  • Learn 21 new dance moves over the month of October
  • Give up sugar for 21 days in October
  • Send 21 messages of kindness to friends and family in October

 #21YourWay is about doing things your way! The #21YourWay activity that you select should reflect who you are, and what you stand for.

Can’t participate in the event? Don’t worry you can still support us!

  • Share this event with friends and family 
  • Donate to your local Down syndrome organisation 
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Event FAQ

Find all the information you need about #21YourWay here on our FAQ page. Or contact us at info@dsav.asn.au with any queries.

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Meet the Ambassadors for #21YourWay 2020

This is where you will find our #21YourWay Ambassadors who are ready and waiting for you to join their team!