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The Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA Joins Advocacy Organizations Worldwide to Say: Down Syndrome - So What!
Date:3/20/2013

urage them to love, welcome, accept and raise a child with a disability with adequate support. Individuals living with Down syndrome and their families are entitled to the same dignity and respect afforded to any other members of society.

In this newly launched awareness campaign, five people of varying ages with Down syndrome representing diverse cultural and national backgrounds call for the attention of the public and their political representatives. Their goal is to lessen the fear of those in society who are uncomfortable with the disabled, especially those living with Down syndrome. Thanks to their beautiful, mischievous and joyful faces, they witness to all of us that happiness is indeed possible for themselves and their families.

On the 21st March, the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, USA joins with advocacy organizations world-wide to proclaim the same urgent message: Down Syndrome… SO WHAT!

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The Jérôme Lejeune Foundation (Paris/U.S) was founded in 1996 and is the world’s largest private funder of Down Syndrome research, providing some $25 million worldwide. In 2010 alone the Foundation invested $4 million in research, and funded over 60 research projects which together are breaking new ground in both the understanding and management of Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, and other intellectual disabilities of genetic origin. The Foundation’s mission is based upon three closely joined pillars of activity: research, care, and advocacy, all carried out in a spirit of profound respect for the dignity of all human persons.

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