Raising Awareness

Monday, Mar 21, 2016



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Today, people around the world are celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. The date 3/21 represents the three copies of the 21st chromosome that an individual with Down syndrome has, as opposed to the typical two. The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress recently launched a major public awareness campaign, called Your Next Star which aims to open the eyes of employers in Massachusetts to the power of people with Down syndrome in the workplace. Employees with this and other disabilities typically show more loyalty and lower turnover than their non-disabled peers, and their job performance ratings are the same, but they have drastically higher unemployment rates. 

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