This is a useful resource for teaching elementary students about Down syndrome, friendship, and acceptance. This can be applied in October (Down syndrome Awareness Month) or on March 21st for World Down Syndrome Day (3/21 which represents three copies of the 21st chromosome).
World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st!!! Celebrate it with your students, child, or children for no cost to you and little prep with this freebie set!! Make a hat, wear a ribbon, and learn facts about kids with Down syndrome. Celebrate and spread awareness for these special individuals!
Oldest Living Man with Down Syndrome (83) When Bert Holbrook was born the average lifespan for a person with Down syndrome was 40. Holbrook didn’t pay attention to the statistics. When he turned 80 in 2008, the Guinness Book of World Records officially named him the “oldest fully authenticated male” with Down syndrome. Holbrook, who had lived in a group home for nearly 30 years, had outlived his parents and his sister.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. On this day, we can celebrate the lives of every beautiful person with Down syndrome. They're not broken or less than other people. Now you can listen to their stories from their own mouths. Prepare your heart to be warmed.