Asia-Pacific Down Syndrome Federation (APDSF)
The APDSF is a federation of countries in the Asia Pacific region with representation from its various organisations formed for the betterment of persons with DS. There are three committees which work on a focused agenda: Healthcare, Community Inclusion, and Education.
APDSF AGM 2022 at Chennai
The highlight of this meeting is the Meeting of the Medical specialists who would be endeavoring to create Medical and health guidelines for persons with Down syndrome in the region.
The Asia-Pacific region has been witnessing a lot of positive changes. Persons with Down syndrome are becoming more confident and inclusivity seems to be happening in a few countries. APDSF brings you the newsletter for this quarter.
APDSF at the United Nations
Dr. Surekha Ramachandran created history when she spoke about ``Genetic Culling`` of persons with disability that exists in the world with special emphasis on Down syndrome. It is for the first time that a representative of a National Body has spoken about this issue in no uncertain terms at the General Assembly of the United Nations.
It was a proud moment not only for the Down syndrome Federation of India, but also for cthe Down syndrome fraternity as a whole when Dr. Surekha Ramachandran, President, DSFI spoke at the General Assembly for a world that would accept disability as a part of its diversity.
She spoke for persons with Down syndrome and about what they could achieve if the world did not resort to hide disability and if it could give an opportunity to persons with disability to prove themselves. She spoke of Persons with Down syndrome as people who brought joy into this world.
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