Share, email, print, bookmark SOURCE reports.

[broadstreet zone=”53230″]

ASHLAND – Today, March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day.

The Day is recognized on March 21 to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

It began in 2006, and has was created to bring awareness about Down syndrome.

Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition, being universally present across racial, gender or socioeconomic lines in approximately 1 in 800 live births, although there is considerable variation worldwide.

[broadstreet zone=”54526″]

Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues.

Ashland High Principal Kelly St. Coeur Tweeted out this photo.

Ashland High has a best buddies program.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

[broadstreet zone=”58893″]

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.