Inca commemorates World Down Syndrome Day with an exhibition by the ASNIMO Foundation.

Mar 21, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The exhibition brings together 15 photographs of 1.5 metres that represent the different stages of people with this genetic alteration.

Coinciding with World Down Syndrome Day, which is commemorated today, 21 March, Inca City Council has inaugurated the exhibition “Because life is not about chromosomes”, by the ASNIMO Foundation. The exhibition consists of 15 large-format photographs showing the different stages of people with Down syndrome, taken by Teresa Bauzà Calderón and Amparo Gomila Solanes.

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“Each image shows a story and highlights all the abilities that people have with Down’s Syndrome. Therefore, the aim is to highlight and value everything that makes us equal and does not separate us”, says Tolo Márquez, director of the Foundation.

For his part, Andreu Caballero, councillor for Participation at Inca City Council, points out that “we are very happy to help make visible the important work that ASNIMO carries out in Inca and the Raiguer region and to remember that, in fact, life is not about chromosomes and that there are many other aspects and qualities that are infinitely more important.

Therefore, the exhibition is installed in the Casal d’Entitats d’Inca, located in the Quarter General Luque, and can be visited until the 22nd of April. Visiting hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Finally, it should be noted that the ASNIMO Foundation has a Therapeutic Office in Inca, in the same Casal d’Entitats, with a multidisciplinary team, whose objective is to promote the development and autonomy of the people they assist in fundamental areas such as communication and language, social relations, the adoption of appropriate behaviour, learning difficulties, emotional skills or self-regulation, among others.

ASNIMO was founded in 1976, becoming the first organisation in Spain to specialise in Down’s syndrome. The entity offers comprehensive care to people with Down syndrome or other related disabilities, and their families, during all stages of life.