As Western New Yorkers, we are always eager to help others! Today is a great day to be part of something special.

March 21 has been set aside as World Down Syndrome Day.

I spoke with Matt Lasher about  21_Connect - 21connect.org - a not-for-profit advocacy group focused on educating the community about Down syndrome,  on the show Thursday about why March 21 is the day? It's simple...

World Down Syndrome Day falls on 3/21 because people with Down syndrome have three copies of their 21st chromosome - so today is a great day to spread awareness and celebrate.

There are so many great way for you to be a part of today! Western New York has a bunch of organizations that may pique your interest.

21_Connect - 21connect.org - a not-for-profit advocacy group focused on educating the community about Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Parents Group of WNY - dspgwny.org- DSPG seeks to raise awareness of Down syndrome while enhancing the lives of people with Down syndrome.
The Friends and Family Down Syndrome Association of Niagara, Inc. - http://www.dsaniagara.org/
Gigi’s Playhouse of Buffalo - gigisplayhouse.org/buffalo - Coming soon - Down syndrome achievement center offering free educational development programs.
21 Club of CNY - the21club.org - Raising awareness, supporting, educa​ting, and connecting people with Down syndrome and their families in the greater Utica and central New York area.
Flower City Down Syndrome Network - fcdsn.com - provides education, support, and opportunities to people with Down syndrome and their families in the greater Rochester area.