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.
Sam works at Glasgow City College. She works in the canteen where she helps and serves the customers, as well as making sure everything is kept stocked and clean. She gets on really well with all of her colleagues. In her free time Sam likes to go to the cinema, go shopping and spend time with her friends.