WDSD 2018 “My contribution to community” – Austria

All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to contribute to the community and live valued lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society.
For World Down Syndrome Day 2018, EDSA has asked their members all over Europe to submit personal statements to tell the world what people with Down syndrome bring to their communities. Starting 1 March we bring 21 examples explaining how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions whether in schools, workplaces, in social, political and public life, culture, media, leisure and sport.

Lisa arbeitet als Assistentin im Kindergarten. Sie ist bei ihren Kolleginnen und bei den Kindern sehr beliebt. Ihre ruhige Ausstrahlung hat eine positive Wirkung auf aufgeregte Kinder. Und wenn ein Kind getröstet werden soll, ist Lisa die erste Ansprechpartnerin. Lisa macht ihre Arbeit sehr viel Spaß.

Lisa works as an assistant in the local kindergarten. She is very popular with her collegues and the children. Her calm personality has good effects on excited children. And when a child needs to be cheered up, it‘s Lisa who takes care of it. Lisa likes her job a lot.

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