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Down Syndrome
month marked

February has been declared National Down Syndrome and Mental Retardation Month under Presidential Proclamation No. 157.

This celebration aims at educating the community and providing appropriate services and opportunities to people with the conditions, a press release from event organizers said.

GPRehab organized three activities in Dumaguete City to raise the awareness about Down Syndrome and mental retardation yesterday. The celebration kicked off with an Assessment and Information Campaign at Robinsons Place Main Atrium, facilitated by the GPRehab therapists and teachers.

The Assessment and Information Campaign was followed by a Happy Walk for Down Syndrome and Mental Retardation from Quezon Park to Robinsons Place Dumaguete Atrium, attended by children with Down Syndrome and mental retardation, parents, GPRehab staff, SpEd students and teachers, and government officials, the press release said.

A program showcasing the talents of children with Down syndrome and mental retardation was held after the Happy Walk at Robinsons Place Dumaguete Atrium. Children did dance and song numbers, and an arts activity.

GPRehab therapists and teachers also conducted radio and TV guesting to intensify the awareness raising about Down Syndrome and mental retardation, the press release added.*

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