World Down Syndrome Day is all about recognising how unique those with the condition are.
Recognising the contributions they can make to the world – and how much they can achieve – is a vital part of reducing the stigma surrounding disability.
Recently, a two year old girl with Down Syndrome became the face of Matalan, and another young woman with the condition achieved her dream of becoming a weather presenter, proving that disability does not have to hold anyone back.
Here are some of the best inspirational quotes and images about disability to help you celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
‘Your child has taught you to see the world through the eyes of unconditional love.’ – Nancy Dyer
‘Concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.’ – Stephen Hawking
‘No disability or dictionary out there is capable of clearly defining who we are as a person.’ – Robert M Hensel
‘The only disability in life is a bad attitude.’ – Scott Hamilton
‘When you have a disability, knowing that you are not defined by it is the sweetest feeling.’ – Anne Wafula Strike
‘Let’s stop “tolerating” or “accepting” difference, as if we’re so much better for not being different in the first place. Instead, let’s celebrate difference, because in this world it takes a lot of guts to be different.’ – Kate Bornstein
‘I choose not to place “DIS”, in my ability.’ – Robert M Hense