What Are People with Down’s Syndrome Able to Do?

Children and adults with Down Syndrome have a wide range of abilities. A person with Down Syndrome may be very healthy or may have unusual and demanding medical and social problems at virtually every stage of life.

It’s important to remember that every person with Down Syndrome is a unique individual. Each child will develop at his or her own pace. It may take children with Down Syndrome longer than other children to reach developmental milestones, but many of these milestones will eventually be met. Therefore, parents should not compare the progress of a child with Down Syndrome to the progress of other siblings or even to other children with Down Syndrome.

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National Down Syndrome Society