scoop.co.nz 21 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Star-studded Zoom Party Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day 2021

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March 21, 2021 ComVoices, Daily News, Diversity, Health Press Release – New Zealand Down Syndrome Association Around 100 families on Saturday joined the BIG CONNECT, which might be New Zealands largest zoom call, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, today March 21.Screenshot of some of the around 100 families who joined the BIG CONNECT, one of the biggest … Around 100 families on Saturday joined the BIG CONNECT, which might be New Zealand’s largest zoom call, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, today March 21.The global theme for World Down Syndrome Day asked people to connect in response to the Covid restrictions which have impacted the disabled community particularly hard.Dos Santos spoke through a video message from her home in South Africa and said New Zealand was the envy of the world, as Kiwis are able to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day this Sunday with other families, while many other countries are still in lockdown.

“In response, the New Zealand Down Syndrome Association (NZDSA) decided to invite families from around the country to connect on zoom, which has become such a big part of life in the past year,” says Zandra Vaccarino, the National Executive Officer of the NZDSA.Minister Sepuloni was the first of several high-profile guests to appear on The Big Connect, along with Paula Tesoriero, the Disability Rights Commissioner, and Vanessa dos Santos, President of Down Syndrome International.

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