In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (in English), we are highlighting Down España, an organization based in Madrid, Spain whose mission is to facilitate the inclusion of people with Down syndrome in all aspects of life and ensuring compliance with the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (in English) in Spain. They offer many programs and services including: providing information to parents about Down syndrome, including information on programs, diagnosis, networks, and siblings; providing programs related to various topics, including early interventions, inclusive sports, independent living, health, and more; providing various publications; and provide discussion forums on different topics. Down España also shares news stories related to Down syndrome in Spain; provides information through social media and multimedia; hosts events; and provides different online programs for children with Down syndrome, including Chef Down, a program that teaches children with Down syndrome how to make their own menus and meals.
Please note: The majority of links in this article lead to Spanish webpages. Any links leading to webpages in English are followed by “in English” in parentheses.