Jamie Speaks Up For World Down Syndrome Day 2012

In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day, Mencap Liverpool asked long-standing volunteer Jamie Meyrick to talk about his life and what having Down Syndrome means to him. To see Jamie’s video, check out our YouTube channel.

The aim of World Down Syndrome day is to raise awareness of Down Syndrome, as well as to celebrate how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our communities. Through dedicating his time to volunteering for a variety of charities and by being so involved in his local community, Jamie is an inspirational example of how people with Down Syndrome make up a vital part of our society and play an important role in all of our lives.

As Jamie emphasises however, it is also important to remember that people with Down Syndrome face more challenges in life than the average person – as Jamie says, there are sometimes things he is unable to do. Mencap Liverpool hope that World Down Syndrome Day will increase people’s understanding of Down Syndrome and more widely, of learning disability in general – we work with a wide range of people who have different types of learning disability and Autism, Down Syndrome being just one example.

For more information about Down Syndrome International, the organisers of World Down Syndrome Day, please click here

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