Lansing School District recognizes World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) by "Rocking Their Socks"
Lisa Hope, with Lansing Parent's as Teacher program, helped to raise awareness of World Down Syndrome Day throughout our district on Thursday, March 21st. "World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global Down syndrome awareness day recognized by the United Nations General Assembly. The date for WDSD is the 21st day of the 3rd month and was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome."
This day is near and dear to Lisa's heart because her daughter Brie has down syndrome. Brie is in Mrs. Black's second class and is flourishing in the Lansing School District. "Our family celebrates World Down Syndrome Day every year by doing random acts of kindness This is the first year we have participated in "Rock Your Socks". The campaign is intended to start conversations about the inherent value of individuals with Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome can and do bring so much to their schools, workplaces and communities when given the opportunity. I was so happy to see so many people participate at school and in the community. ".
Thank you to Lisa and Brie for helping raise awareness in our community and to all our students and staff that participated by "rocking their socks"!