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Autism and Down Syndrome know no borders: moms, households and professionals laying the muse for cover and success

Denver, CO, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, has been invited to talk on a particular visitor panel on the United Nations 67th Fee on the Standing of Ladies that can happen in New York Metropolis on Friday, March 17, 2023 at 1:15 p.m. ET in United Nation Convention Room 2.

Whitten will current on how analysis and medical care in america is elongating life and enhancing well being outcomes for these with Down syndrome and Autism, and the way this renaissance is positively altering perceptions worldwide.

Whitten will be a part of different panelists:

  • Gabriel Cobb, Triathlete and self-advocate with Down syndrome

  • Mrs. Helen Minkoulou, Father or mother & President of the Affiliation for the Supervision of Little one Victims of Uncommon Illness of Cameroon

  • Everett & Emily McKiernen, Self-advocate with autism and his mom

  • Chloe & Kurt Kondrich, Self-advocate with Down syndrome and her father

  • Zaboya Dama Adele Judith Epse Makomra, Promoter within the implementation of a day-care and socio-professional coaching middle for folks with autism and Down syndrome in Yaoundé, Cameroon

  • Yves Akamba, Vice President of the Heart for Utilized Analysis on Sustainable Growth

The Sponsoring Member State is the Everlasting Mission of Cameroon to the United Nations and the Sponsoring Group is the Heart for Household and Human Rights.

The symposium brings collectively specialists, self-advocates and members of the family from the Down syndrome and autism communities to debate the challenges ladies and households face elevating kids with growth disabilities. It is going to deal with concrete cultural, authorized and coverage modifications that may assist households welcome and care for kids with Down syndrome and/or Autism, together with their transition from youth into maturity.

In December 2011, the Basic Meeting declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149). The Basic Meeting determined, with impact from 2012, to watch World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March annually.

To attend this occasion please RSVP by Friday, March 10, 2023 at [email protected]. For extra data and RSVP particulars, please go to the sponsoring group website.

A well-liked video created by GLOBAL in honor of World Down Syndrome Day can be introduced on the convention—watch here.

Along with offering an vital keynote presentation on the United Nations in New York Metropolis, GLOBAL may also rejoice World Down Syndrome Day with an in-person and digital dance social gathering on Friday, March 24. For in-person friends, GLOBAL’s World Down Syndrome Dance Occasion will begin at 6:30 p.m. MT and have TV and radio persona Kathie J, DJ Lo, complimentary meals, drinks, a dance-off and extra! Enroll here.


About International Down Syndrome Basis

The International Down Syndrome Basis (GLOBAL) is the biggest non-profit within the U.S. working to save lots of lives and dramatically enhance well being outcomes for folks with Down syndrome. GLOBAL has donated greater than $32 million to ascertain the primary Down syndrome analysis institute supporting over 400 scientists and over 2,200 sufferers with Down syndrome from 33 states and 10 nations. Working carefully with Congress and the Nationwide Institutes of Well being, GLOBAL is the lead advocacy group within the U.S. for Down syndrome analysis and care. GLOBAL has a membership of over 100 Down syndrome organizations worldwide, and is a part of a community of Associates – the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, and the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center – all on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

GLOBAL’s extensively circulated medical publications embrace Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome, Prenatal & Newborn Down Syndrome Information and the award-winning journal Down Syndrome WorldTM . GLOBAL additionally organizes the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the biggest Down syndrome fundraiser on the planet. Go to globaldownsyndrome.org and observe us on social media (Fb & Twitter: @GDSFoundation, Instagram: @globaldownsyndrome).

CONTACT: Anca Name International Down Syndrome Basis (720) 320-3832 [email protected]
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