5 Quick Facts About Down Syndrome

Fact #1:

Kids with Down syndrome do well in an inclusive learning environment.

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Fact #2:

Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.


Fact #3:

Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades – from 25 in 1983 to 60 today.


Fact #4:

People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, have meaningful relationships, vote and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.


 Fact #5:

 People don’t “suffer” from Down syndrome. In a study conducted by Brian Skotko, 99% of adults with Down syndrome reported they were happy with their lives.