World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

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yesterday was World Down Syndrome Day. In Ireland see
this year the focus in Ireland includes..

Are there any specific myths about Down’s syndrome you would like to dispense with?
This year we wish to dispense with society’s low expectations from people with Down syndrome. With the proper supports the majority of people with DS can achieve their full potential in varying degrees. Some people with Down syndrome who have a profound intellectual disability need also to be cared for and helped to reach their potential at their level. Although some people with Down syndrome may not acquire communication skills they have good comprehension of the world around them and know what they like and dislike. All people with Down syndrome develop as persons and individuals.