The dignity and potential of every person with a disability must
be assessed, and no isolation should be permitted to take place.
We need to teach children with Down Syndrome the skills to lead
their own lives from an early age, to provide them with a dignified life so
that they neither face stigma nor discrimination in life.
The state must fully fulfill its obligations to people with
disabilities and, of course, people with Down syndrome. It must be the
guarantor of the full rights of children to live and grow up in a family,
acquire an education, live an independent and inclusive life, and be afforded
all other rights.
Community-based services and skills development programs need to
be expanded to identify people with Down Syndrome and with disabilities, and
the opportunities for their development.
Extensive awareness programs need to be implemented to break all
We must work together to create an inclusive society and an
inclusive environment where everyone's dignity is valued, regardless of
disability, and with guaranteed participation in decision-making.