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    Default It's Down Syndrome Awareness Week!

    Hi there fellow hubbers

    This week (Oct 11-18) is Down Syndrome Awareness Week!

    If any one has any questions about DS please ask away!

    I want to challenge readers of this thread to take 2 minutes out of your day and search for one thing you didn't know about DS and post it here.

    This week is all about raising awareness, promoting acceptance and just enjoying the company and lives of people with Down syndrome!

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    “People who have Down syndrome have enormous potential and often go on to lead fulfilling and successful lives"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whispers View Post
    “People who have Down syndrome have enormous potential and often go on to lead fulfilling and successful lives"
    Great work!!


    Come on people! Spread the love. Find out a fact about DS you didn't know before and post it here!

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    I am gonig back to school next year to become a teachers aide and i am thinknig of specialising in special needs, if you could give me any advice on books to read, I am quickly learning how broad an area it is i am very excited,
    people dont realsie they can and do learn and ahve a wide range of abilites

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mum2Tyla View Post
    I am gonig back to school next year to become a teachers aide and i am thinknig of specialising in special needs, if you could give me any advice on books to read, I am quickly learning how broad an area it is i am very excited,
    people dont realsie they can and do learn and ahve a wide range of abilites
    I think the best thing you could do would be experience. You can learn a thousand times more from hands on experience than you can from any book

    There are lots of programs and groups around that are in need of people who could spare a couple hours a week/fortnight/month! This will give you loads of experience. As you really can't 'generalise' when it comes to ANY disability, and hands on work and experience is looked at just as much as certificates and degrees when working in special needs.

    Do a search of you local areas phone book for local disability services and give them a call.

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    Some teens with Down syndrome have obtained driver's licenses.

    That's what I learnt today

    My mum was a nurse for a long time working with severely mentally disabled adults who lived in, for want of a better word, an institution. We used to spend a lot of time with them, having a few of them over at our house and going out with them. A few of them had DS and they were always my favourite.

    I know people with DS aren't always happy but I honestly have to say that they are the most gorgeous souls you'll ever meet. I have never met someone with DS who didn't have a kind heart and the eyes to match. They're beautiful.
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    Just Add Water~ I just want to explain something to you and please don't take this the wrong way.
    The use of the "R" word or the "S" word is now socially unacceptable to describe someone who has a disability. It offends many, many people, myself included. I would greatly appreciate it if you would edit your post to remove the offensive word Thank you

    And yes, there are adults with ds who drive! It's great!

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    Sorry, I did think that as I had posted but baby was falling off my lap.... had come back to change it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Add Water View Post
    Sorry, I did think that as I had posted but baby was falling off my lap.... had come back to change it.
    No problem. Lots of people still think it's ok to use. But it really isn't. I was going to pm you but thought others could use the explanation too

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    DS comes in various forms (even though the genetic difference is the same) quite often, the facial features we all "expect" are not pronounced (or even noticeable)


 

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