October is Down's Syndrome Awareness Month
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Monday, October 08, 2012
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Down Syndrome Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to teach people who wouldn't otherwise know about Down syndrome a thing or two – and there is so much you can do!  

 

  

  • Know the FACTS
  • Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
  • Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.
  • There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
  • Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.
  • People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.
  • Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

WE are entergetic ( Sometimes)

 


We like having fun even with teachers glasses, just like any other kid.



Why not use a bucket for a hat, grand idea.

 

We love Circle Time

We communicate to each other

We get jealous and can have some 'tude sista friend!

We love our friends. 

 

We love our teachers!

Whose reflection do they see?

 

 

 

We like dress up days too!

  "Having Down syndrome is like being born normal. I am just like you and you are just like me. We are all born in different ways, that is the way I can describe it. I have a normal life." 
~Chris Burke 
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/syndrome.html#BKH8yKkeR3YkL5DG.99
 
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