World Down Syndrome Day

Written on the 21 March 2017

World Down Syndrome Day is a United Nations sanctioned global day which raises awareness of what it means to have Down Syndrome and how people with Down Syndrome play an important role in our lives and communities. More information on the history of World Down Syndrome day can be found at www.worlddownsyndromeday.org.

"World Down Syndrome Day is an important day that celebrates the lives and achievements of people with Down Syndrome," said Mark Kulinski, Chief Executive of Community Living Australia. "Community Living Australia provides a strong voice for people with disability and necessary services and supports, so that they have every opportunity to reach their goals, achieve their dreams and be valued members of their local communities," Mr Kulinski added.

Today, we acknowledge our clients and people with Down Syndrome who are reaching their goals and living life, their way. Mary-Anne exemplifies someone setting goals and living the life she wants.

Mary-Anne loves her work at the Renmark Hotel, as evidenced by the fact she has been working there for almost 21 years.  A valued member of the Renmark Hotel team, Mary-Anne's work is an important aspect of Mary-Anne's life. "I love the people I work with, that is my favourite part," said Mary-Anne. Mary-Anne is also an accomplished athlete, including participating in the Tri-State Games, and being a member of the South Australian All Abilities Cricket Team.

Sue Stuart, Regional Manager for the Adelaide Hills, Strathalbyn and Riverland said: "Mary-Anne's determination and confidence have led her to great successes, both within her job, and the other events and activities she participates in. We are very proud of the milestones she has reached and can't wait to see what she will achieve next."

"Today is a day to think about how people with disability add value to our lives and communities. Community Living Australia believes that everyone has a right to participate in and be valued members of their community. World Down Syndrome Day celebrates an important group of people in our community," added Mr Kulinski.

 


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