World Down Syndrome Day 2022
You do not want to miss New Zealand’s biggest Down syndrome video call on March 21.
The theme of this year’s World Down Syndrome Day, is “What does inclusion mean?” which we would also like to expand to” What do I want in the future?”.
This year the NZDSA is calling on you to tell us what inclusion means to you or what you want for your future.
We invite people with Down syndrome, their whānau, carers, support people and anyone else in our community to share with us your thoughts and aspirations — this could be by sending us a video, a written message, a photograph or even a drawing!
We will be sharing your stories on social media over the next three weeks and asking a few of you to speak at The Big Connect.
You can send the NZDSA messages on Facebook or email us at [email protected]
While our people are spread throughout all corners of Aotearoa and unable to connect in person, we believe The Big Connect will be a great way to celebrate our community and ensure we are all together to celebrate World Down syndrome Day.
The Big Connect is Back – Monday 21st March 2022 at 7pm
In 2021, the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association hosted the first BIG CONNECT, the country’s largest zoom call, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Join us on Monday the 21st March at 7pm for another star-studded zoom event as we explore Inclusion means# the 2022 theme for World Down Syndrome Day.
Topic: Big Connect
Date: 21 March 2022
Time: 07:00 PM
Meeting ID: 861 9763 8020
Other Online Events to Mark World Down Syndrome Day
Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder – A dual diagnosis. Thursday 24th March at 7pm
This session will include the launch of a new digital resource “Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder”. This digital resource is presented by Geraldine (Dina) Whatnell and she provides an overview, offers information, shares insights and demonstrates best practice when supporting people with Down syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This online session will also include a Q&A time with Geraldine.
Geraldine Whatnell is the Nurse Practitioner Mental Health and Addictions Service, Palmerston North Hospital. Geraldine brings with her nearly forty years of professional skills and knowledge in the specialist area of developmental disabilities (intellectual disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder) and mental health.
Topic: Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder – A dual diagnosis
Date: 24 March, 2022
Time: 07:00 PM Auckland, Wellington
Meeting ID: 861 9318 1571