Inclusion to Autonomy – World Down Syndrome Day 2009 to come March 21

The Brasilian program
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) was proposed by Down Syndrome International
as March 21 because the date is written 21/ or 3/21, in allusion of 21st
chromosome trisomy that provokes Down syndrome.

The first celebration was held in 2006 and this year it coincides with the
50th anniversary of Discovery of the trisomy by Dr Jerome Lejeune.

INCLUSION TO AUTONOMY is the summing up of what we work for, expect and owe
to our sons, daughter and relatives with Down syndrome. One year after
Brazil ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability,
we reassure the right to full social inclusion to all people. Inclusion
that is guaranteed by law in Brazil and should be respected and fulfilled by
governments and by all sectors of society.

Brazilian Federation of Down Syndrome Associations (FBASD) , its associates,
institutions, and partners will organize a week of events throughout Brazil
celebrating the occasion and, at the same time, spreading even more the
inclusion concept that leads to autonomy. Full inclusion to every person
with Down syndrome in society, from birth and in all places is our aim and
what we will be advocating during this week.

Claudia Grabois
President FBASD
contact: presidentefbasd@gmail.com
http://fbasd.blogspot.com/

BRASILIA – DF

30/3 – Solemn Session at National Congress in Brasilia – 10 am
30/3 – Opening of Cultural Corridor, with art and photo exhibition as well
as printed resources from FBASD associates – Federation Headquarters – CRS
507, Bloco B, Loja 67 – 6:30 pm

DFDown Association

16/3 – Opening of exhibition of paintings and photos by artists with Down
syndrome – National Museum and National Library – 7:30 pm

17/3 – Screening of movie “From Grief to Struggle”, followed by discussion
and elaboration of document – Catholic University f Brasilia – 9 am

18/3 – Discussion Forum – Chromosome XXI – 50 years after – University of
Brasilia (UnB) Dois Candangos Auditorium – 8 am to 5:30 pm

19/3 – Solemn Session in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day and the 50th
Anniversary of Discovery of Chromosome 21 – Legislative Chamber of Federal
District – 7 pm

20/3 – Presentation – Advances of People with Down Syndrome – Dr Elvira
Garcez – Army Hospital (HFA) – 11 am

21/3 – Walk in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day and the 50th
Anniversary of Discovery of Chromosome 21 – City Park – 9 am

RIO DE JANEIRO – RJ



22/3 – Inclusion to Autonomy – Social Target Institute, Down Syndrome
Society, Inclusion Permanent Forum-University of State of Rio de Janeiro,
RJDown Group, Rio Down Project, Inclusive Network and Partners – Inclusive
Walk in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day and the 50th Anniversary of
Discovery of Chromosome 21 – Ipanema Beach – 9 am

24/3 – Inclusion to Autonomy – Solemn Session in Celebration of World Down
Syndrome Day and the 50th Anniversary of Discovery of Chromosome 21 –
Legislative Assembly of State of Rio de Janeiro – Partner: Human Rights
Commission f ALERJ – 6 pm

Inclusion to Autonomy – Meeting of Inclusion Permanent Forum in Celebration
of World Down Syndrome Day – UERJ (date and time to be confirmed)

Meeting at Municipal Secretary of Persons with Disability at Caxias (date
and time to be confirmed)

ITABUNA – BAHIA

16/3 – Learning Down Program (Continued Education Program at UESC
Universtity) in celebration of 50th Anniversary of Dr Jerome Lejeune
Discovery of 21st Chromosome and World Down Syndrome Day – Paulo Souto
Auditorium – State University Santa Cruz (UESC) – Ilheus-BA
5 pm – Prof. Celia Kalil Mangabeira – President of Learning Down Program –
Getting to know more about Professor Jerome Lejeune.
5:30 pm – Prof. Maria Tereza Mantoan -‘A School of Differences, not a School
for Differents
8 pm – Ballet Academy Corpore – Direction Dayse Batista and Lidamara Bonfim
– Psique, The Legend of Love. Participation – Learning Down

21/3 – Walk Inclusion to Autonomy, Believe in those with Trissomy

SÃO PAULO – SP

Carpe Diem, ADID, Social Target Institute, Happy Down Group, Association of
Volunteers at HIDV
19/3 – Commemorative Session World Down Syndrome Day – Municipal Chamber os
São Paulo City – Palácio Anchieta – Viaduto Jacareí, 100 – Bela Vista – São
Paulo – SP – 7:30 pm

21 and 22/3 – Symposium Down Syndrome: 50th Anniversary of Trissomy of 21 –
Inclusion to Autonomy – State Secretary for the Rights of Persons with
Disability (Annex Latin America Memorial – Av. Auro Soares de Moura Andrade,
564 – Gate 10 (Former Parlatino Bloc) – Barra Funda
Information and Enrolment:
http://www.sindromededown.com.br/

30/3 – Solemn Session at Legislative Assembly – ALESP in Celebration of
World Down Syndrome Day and the 50th Anniversary of Discovery of Chromosome
21.
“Inclusion to Autonomy” – Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, 201 – 7 pm

TABOAO DA SERRA – SP

20/3 – Municipal Council of Persons with Disability – Presentation
Inclusion to Autonomy, in Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day with Fabio
Adiron – Association of Persons with Disabilities of Taboao da Serra – ADT-
Rua Ida Romussi Gasparinete, 126 – Parque Laguna – Taboao da Serra – 2 pm

FORTALEZA – CE

18/3 – Public Audience at Legislative Assembly – Inclusion to Autonomy and
the Right of Persons with Down Syndrome to Inclusion in Public and Private
Schools – Presentation by young people with Down syndrome about their school
experiences. Presence of representatives of Executive, Legislative and
Public and Private Schools.

20/3 – Seminary for Parents of Persons with Disabilities – Persons with
Disabilities´ Rights – ECT Auditorium – Rua Senador Alencar, 38 – 2 pm to 5
pm

21/3 – Inclusive Solar Maracatu Parade (Afro-Brazilian tradition) – 4 pm –
Maracatu, Av. da Universidade, 2333 to Gentilandia, Square

Extraordinary Session of Chamber of Representatives of Fortaleza – Inclusion
to Autonomy (Date and time to be confirmed)

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