THE UP OF DOWN: AN INSIGHT
INTO THE WORLD
OF DOWN SYNDROME
Typically a 90-minute panel presentation that includes a self-advocate.
A recent conference on the progress of research, part of this project, brought together scientists and self-advocates
for a very special and meaningful event.
To further awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome
and to raise funds for advocacy, service, and research organizations.
Alexander's Angels envisions a world where individuals with Down syndrome
are not defined by their disability but by their individuality.
To promote recognition and better understanding of the often overlooked attributes
of individuals with Down syndrome by highlighting their abilities through events that showcase to the community-at-large special
talents within the Down syndrome community.
Down syndrome research
Long Island Celebrates!
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our planned events this year
of our mission to support Down syndrome research, all funds raised by our World Down Syndrome Day events are donated
to Down syndrome research.
Down Syndrome International selected the date for WDSD (3/21)--being the 21st day of the 3rd month--
to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
Established by Alexander's Angels
as part of its mission to highlight abilities
of individuals with Down syndrome
All DOWNrightART Exhibitions
artists have Down syndrome
Watch for details on the
2020 Exhibition at Adelphi University
Gulls at Racepoint
Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA by Michael Johnson of Evanston, IL
WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME?
Each human cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes; one copy inherited from each parent forms a
pair for a total of 46. In Down syndrome, each cell in the body has three copies of the 21st chromosome instead
of two for a total of 47.
DOWN SYNDROME DAY
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially observed by the United
Nations since 2012. The date was chosen by Down Syndrome International (DSI) to represent Down syndrome, the triplication
of the 21st chromosome.
OUR SPECIAL AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING PROJECT
With support from National Down Syndrome Society
Past Buddy Walks®12th 2018 11th - 2017 10th - 2016 9th- 2015 8th-2014 7th - 2013
The Buddy Walk® , created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month
in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, is supported nationally by NDSS and organized
at the local level by parent support groups and other organizations, schools, and motivated individuals. Alexander's Angels, Inc. has
been the organizer of the Buddy Walk® on Long Island since its inception in 2007.
Funds raised benefit local programs and services, Down syndrome cognitive research, as well as local and national advocacy
and awareness initiative that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome. This activity, therefore, fullfills Alexander's
Angels mission to further awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise funds
for advocacy, service, and research organizations.