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Welcome to Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch Website.

Down Syndrome Ireland Louth Meath Branch provides support and information to over 350 families with a family member with Down syndrome in the counties of Louth & Meath. Down Syndrome Ireland LouthMeath Branch is run on a voluntary basis by parents of children with Down syndrome with the aid of a part time Administrator. DS Louth / Meath believes in supporting families to ensure the best quality of life possible for our members with Down syndrome. We work together, united in our aim to achieve respect, acceptance and equality within society for our members with Down syndrome.

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

We encourage communities, schools, clubs, companies and individuals to choose their own activities and events to celebrate WDSD and to help raise awareness of this very special celebration. Together we can challenge perceptions of Down syndrome and enable people with Down syndrome to speak up, be heard and be respected as valued members of society as they strive to achieve their goals and pursue their passions.

To see what we are doing to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) click here.

To find out more about WDSD go to the Down Syndrome International Website here

The #LotsOfSocks campaign

What’s it all about?
The #LotsOfSocks campaign exists to raise awareness of Down syndrome.

#LotsOfSocks help us to get people talking on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), Sunday 21 March 2021.

Get involved
All you need to do is choose some socks that are going to get noticed – they might be mismatched socks or your craziest and most colourful socks, whatever takes your fancy!

Find fantastic examples of the #LotsOfSocks campaign in action.