India Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2023 and how!
After two years of pandemic and a year of adjustment, 2023 came with a hope for a healthier world. And it kept up to its expectations – at least as far as World Down Syndrome Day celebrations go. This year the whole of India celebrated – from Kashmir to Tamilnadu, from Mumbai to Rourkela, India had turned blue and yellow – the colours of Down syndrome. Buildings were lit up, arenas were decorated, hospitals were beautified and everywhere there was a sense of joy. From colleges to hospitals, seminars to fun activities, malls to roads, there was no place that we had left out. We had fashion shows, medical camps, special games for persons with Down syndrome, virtual webinars, awareness in hospitals, schools and colleges, fun activities and much more…
This is the beginning of a revolution. To make sure that our self-advocates are included. By inclusion, we do not mean they are there, it means they are there with a voice, with their opinions – opinions that matter.
We are happy that there was more involvement from society and this is just the start. Let us hope this camaraderie continues… Here are a few glimpses of how India celebrated. We will be coming out with more. So keep coming back.
New Born with Congenital Disease or Genetic Disorder Not To Be Excluded From Health Insurance
HERE IS HOPE FOR OUR FUTURE! IRDA has mandated that no insurance company can deny our children Health insurance on the basis of their Genetic Condition. which means, your insurance company CANNOT SAY NO for insurance for your child with down syndrome.
The circular above was released on the 12th of October 2022.
This World Down Syndrome Day, Unnathi is raising the bar!
Rourkela – DSFI breaks the Odisha barrier
Down Syndrome National Games
Mumbai Camp Report
Purple Rain at Purple Fest
Christmas celebrations at Delhi
Govt waives off treatment & edu fees for disabled at nat’l institutes
A match made in Heaven
Another Self-advocate making us proud. Congrats Karishma!
IIDSC'22 - a glimpse
It was time to welcome everyone from the various parts of the country. The excitement was palpable as the group created for the event was filled with excited faces coming from their location, all raring to come to Raipur for 3 days that everyone was looking forward to….
IIDSC 2022 was all about self-advocates. We wanted them to be showcased and their talents to be highlighted. But for us to do that it is important to ensure that they are healthy, both physically and mentally….
It was a bright and sunny day that welcomed Day 3 of IIDSC. Like Day 2, the day began early with the cyclists and Yoga enthusiasts all ready to get active. It was a day where the therapists were requested to share their expertise with the audience…
Zoom Live Sessions
Down syndrome federation of India bears the unique distinction of being the only centre of its kind in South India. And not just this, a lot of research programs, specialized outpatient services, and early intervention programs are also conducted and coordinated here.
Our vision is to facilitate a nurturing and supporting environment both within the family and in the society for individuals with Down syndrome and the mission to provide a long term rehabilitative, supportive and therapeutic service for individuals with Down syndrome.