“World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually on the 21st of March. This date is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Why this date? Because it is the 21st day of the 3rd month. The numbers represent the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.”
There are many organizations that help “raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”
A recent indie film, My Feral Heart, gives a positive portrayal of a young adult with Down syndrome.