This year's World Down Syndrome Day Conference is entitled: "Right To Work".
Article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) recognises the right of persons with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others; this includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities.
The Conference will help to realise the right of persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities to work in open, inclusive and accessible environments. It will highlight the importance of early development and education, proper medical care, and support for employment, independent living and community participation in realising this right.
There will be presentations from people with Down syndrome, disability organisations, employers, service providers and others from around the world including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.
For more information, please visit event website: http://worlddownsyndromeday.org/wdsd-conference-2013