5 Myths for Worlds Down Syndrome Awareness Day” #WATWB

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The #WATWB was created as a mission to negate the overwhelming negativity that has been present in our social media streams. For every negative news story in the world, there are plenty of positive, uplifting stories that show hope, compassion and the resiliency of everyday people who face insurmountable challenges. Our hope is to share heartwarming stories that lift the human spirit.
The last Friday of every month bloggers will share their stories led by five co-hosts, this month’s co-host will be: Roshan Radhakrishnan, Shilpa Garg Sylvia McGrath, Eric Lahti and Belinda McGrath Witzenhausen.

At Professor Owl’s Book Corner we love to provide resources for young adults (13+) with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges.  We came across this video on March 21st which was #WorldDownSyndromeDay, and felt we needed to share. Click below to hear actor and Mencap ambassador George Webster dispel five myths about Down’s Syndrome.

BBC Bitesize Celebrates #WorldDownSyndromeDay Click here!

4 thoughts on “5 Myths for Worlds Down Syndrome Awareness Day” #WATWB

  1. Thank you for sharing the video of George expelling myths. He’s inspiring and enlightening and shares of message of acceptance and inclusivity. George shows that with love, guidance and determination, you can make anything of yourself under any circumstance. He’s a rock star!

  2. Hi Sylvia – thanks for showing us the BBC Bite Size letting us know about George’s strength – he’s an amazing lad … and so good to be able to understand the myths through his eyes. Thank you – a great #WATWB post … Hilary

    • Thank you Hilary for your comments and for being an active member of WATWB. I

  3. I so enjoyed the few minutes of watching George on video Sylvia, thank you for bringing it to our attention, a great @WATWB post. It’s important to dispel myths. Thanks also for co-hosting this month.

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