World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Early this week the Illinois House of Representatives passed HR915 sponsored by Rep. Patti Bellock recognizing March 21 as World Down Syndrome Awareness Day in Illinois.

According to Rep. Bellock a longtime advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities, "Recognizing World Down Syndrome Day helps to raise awareness, appreciation and recognition of the dignity, rights, and well-being of people with Down Syndrome throughout Illinois and the local social service providers who make such a meaningful impact in their lives each and every day. This is an effort we can all be proud to be a part of.” Read more from Rep. Bellock

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