The CODISCAT (Consell de la Discapacitat de Catalunya) meets, with the presence of President Quim Torra, the Councilor for Treball, Afers Socials and Chakir El Homrani Family, President of Cocarmi António Guillén and Down Catalunya
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.
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".
Ruth Arroyo was one of the first persons with Down syndrome in Spain to be hired by an ordinary company in 1990. Her fiancé, Jaume Domingo, was hired by another company three years later. A quarter of a century later they still wish to continue working for many more years.
Andi Down Sabadell and the "la Caixa" bank foundation have signed a collaboration agreement by which the foundation will finance the "Road to our home" project, through which young people with intellectual disabilities are trained to live on their own.
If you are an employee of BBVA in Catalonia, or if you know any, we ask you to support the project "Young Journalists with Down syndrome", which Down Catalunya has presented to the contest "solidarity Territories". The deadline for doing so is October 2!
Down Catalunya organizes a lecture-discussion with Dr. Mara Dierssen entitled “The study of green tea. Where are we”. Dierssen will explain the results of research in adults and steps that are being taken to get the resources to do this same trial with pediatric population.