Down Catalunya is happy to announce the incorporation this month of two new organisations from Barcelona city, Familia AMIC and Fundación Cromosuma. With them, there are now nine foundations or associations that are members of the federation.
In 2017 Down Catalunya initiated the creation of an Institutional Gender Equality Plan that is planned to be completed at the end of 2018. This Equality Plan includes a gender diagnosis in of the internal functioning of Down Catalunya and its federated entities
The General Assembly of the Cocarmi has unanimously re-elected Antonio Guillén as president of the organization for the next four years, as well as the rest of the members of the board of directors. Pilar Sanjuán represents Down Catalunya on the board.
Catalan filmmaker Mireia Ros has presented a 60-minute documentary about the daily life of a group of young people with Down syndrome at the Malaga Festival. This project comes out from the film workshop that Mireia Ros taught to these eight youngsters in 2015.
Down Catalunya has obtained the seal of the Lealtad Foundation, a hallmark that identifies NGOs that comply with the 9 principles of transparency and best practices. It is the result of a rigorous analysis of the entities that it accredits with the aim of strengthening the confidence of donors.
A group of 10 young Catalans with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities is preparing for an unprecedented experience in their lives. In mid-January 2018 they will make a 10-day stay in Rome, invited by the group of young people who run the pizzeria La Locanda dei Girasoli.
Rugby is becoming one of the sports with most inclusive values. This is shown by the inclusive rugby section of the BUC, which starts its third season with more dynamism than ever. Diego Dunjó, its impelling driver, remembers that everyone is welcome to go and try.
For the ninth consecutive year, "Making Friends with Down Catalunya" returns to PortAventura World. This event, open to everyone and the more people the better, will take place on Saturday, October 21. You can now buy your entries at the usual distribution points.
After playing a part in the film "Heroes" and in the Catalan and Spanish tv show "Pulseras Rojas", Down Lleida's youngster Joan Sorribes goes one step further in his acting career by doubling an animated character with Down syndrome at Nickelodeon series "The Loud".
A team from Barcelona's CRG has started an investigation to analyze the effects of epigallocatechin gallate (substance contained in green tea) on the facial features and bones of people with Down syndrome. Their aim is to photograph and analyze the faces of 300 boys from 0 to 18 years.