Anne McTaggart MSP has thrown her support behind Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s (DSS) awareness campaign.
Down’s syndrome is a condition which affects approximately 20% of the learning disability population. It is the single biggest diagnosed cause of learning disability and DSS is the only charity dedicated to specifically working to improve the lives of people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland.
In addition to the fundraising which represents a large part of their income, social media is an integral part of their work. One key example is their Q&A Lunch Hour Session on Facebook and Twitter which is led once a month by the Family Support Service. It is held on the 21st of every month or the Friday before if the 21st falls on a weekend between noon and 1pm.
Ms McTaggart said “Down’s Syndrome Scotland is an amazing charity which provides vital support to people with condition and their families. Their determination to reach out to people through social media shows just how dedicated they are to providing high quality support. The Facebook and Twitter Q&A sessions are a great opportunity for working parents to ask any questions, as they may not be able to call DSS during normal working hours.
Every child should be allowed to reach their full potential and Down’s Syndrome Scotland plays a major role in realising this ambition through their hard work and dedication.”