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World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

Join in with us to create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome on 21 March. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.

World Autism Awareness Day

The World Autism Awareness Day World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world.

World Braille Day

Braille is a code that uses bumps and indentation on a surface to represent letters, which can be recognized by touch. Louis Braille, a French man who was blinded in an accident at a very young age, invented it. Before Braille invented this form of communication, visually impaired people read and wrote using the Haüy

World Alzheimer’s Day

Alzheimer's organisations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia on this day. Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.

Albinism Awareness Month

September is Albinism Awareness Month. During this month Government provides information on albinism to make people more aware of what this condition is about. The international non-governmental organisation, NOAH, notes that "although there are many people with albinism who are at peace with the term albino, when dealing with any condition, it's is best to

National Month of Deaf People

September is the International Month for Deaf People in commemoration of the first World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf which took place in September 1951.The Deaf Federation of South Africa (DeafSA) and the South African National Deaf Association (SANDA) both promote awareness of the rights of Deaf persons in South Africa.

International White Cane Day

The white stick and then the white cane have been associated with blindness since the 1920’s. There was a claim that James Biggs from the UK invented the white cane. After an accident when he lost his sight he decided to paint his stick white to make himself more visible to motorists. In North America


World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health

National Disability Awareness Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

World Spinal Cord Injury Day

Our focus this year will be on Covid-19 prevention for people who've had a spinal cord injury, with the motto "Covid-19 and SCI: Staying healthy." The Covid-19 pandemic has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone, disabled or not. People with spinal cord injuries are more vulnerable than others, and they have to worry about serious

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