We are celebrating Siblings, here at The Down Syndrome Centre, this World Down Syndrome Day (21st March)!
Our new Same as our Siblings campaign aims to show that children with Down syndrome are the same as all children. They have the same interests, hobbies, likes and dislikes as their siblings and their friends.
Same as our Siblings features 9 sets of siblings, each doing something they enjoy together from playing hurling in their back garden to singing and dancing around their kitchens.
At the outset, Same as our Siblings aimed to break down stereotypes, promote inclusion and celebrate all levels of ability, but as we marvelled at the love and care evident between the siblings in the video we believe the campaign has evolved into a celebration of love – sibling love!
Watch the Same as our Siblings video on www.independent.ie on Sunday 18th March and see The Sunday Independent on the same day for a super article about the campaign.
You can also watch the video here on this website on Monday 19th March.
About The Down Syndrome Centre
The Down Syndrome Centre opened in 2014 with the aim of addressing the increased cuts and lack of accessibility to relevant services for children with Down syndrome. Our mission is to provide services and facilities to enable children with Down syndrome to have the same opportunities in life as their peers, to feel included in society and to enable them to reach their full potential.
We now support over 200 families per week by providing a wide range of early intervention services including SKIP (Special Kids Intervention Programme) and Team 21 Tots and vital services such as Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.
100% of our funding comes through fundraising.
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Thank you for your support.