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.
This is Conor and his colleague Cherie. Conor works in a supermarket. He’s a great asset to the supermarket and his colleagues really enjoy working with him. He’s hard working and professional. He has done such a great job that the store where he works have offered a work experience placement to another person with Down’s syndrome.