Cultural influences impact on all our lives and this is no less true for people with Down syndrome. In this book, we describe various cultural responses to disability; we look at families and individuals with Down syndrome from a cross-cultural perspective and how best they can be supported, and we examine the form and functions of service systems that are culturally sensitive and appropriate. Within each of these three main sections, a particular topic is spotlighted to illustrate the practical implications of the points made. The content particularly addresses the needs of families with people with Down syndrome who are adults. Our aim is to make readers better informed about the life circumstances and experiences of people with Down syndrome and of their families throughout the world and not just within their own culture. We emphasise the need for sensitivity to the ways in which different cultures can respond to a person with Down syndrome and for greater tolerance of the different aspirations which families and communities have for these people. We suggest new ways of assisting families to provide better opportunities for these young people to lead more fulfilled lives, wherever in the world they live. These need not entail a great deal of money but they do require persons willing to act as personal supporters. We propose means of finding such individuals. Finally, we urge a reappraisal of the type and range of services that are provided to people with Down syndrome so that their aspirations for friendships, employment and family life receive attention. However, these new forms of support services will only become fully successful when society's attitude to disability is transformed from primarily a medical problem to a social issue: from a specialist concern to a community focus and from a charitable ethos to one built on a shared humanity.
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Advocacy by and for adults with Down syndrome is based on the belief that all citizens have the same rights and .
Advocacy by and for adults with Down syndrome is based on the belief that all citizens have the same rights and responsibilities and potential for growth. The contention of this book is that the quality of life of an adult with Down syndrome can be positively enhanced where advocacy is able to promote: personal autonomy and empowerment; self-esteem.
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Forty preschoolers with Down syndrome, 29 with a neurological impairment, and 40 with delays of unknown etiology were videotaped in a free play situation with their mothers. Goal: Evidencing the effectiveness of Individual Education Program’s application methods for the rehabilitation of children with limited intellectual capacities, autistic and Down syndrome for their integration in the community.
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 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. A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm – although each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees, or not at all.
12 Autism and Down Syndrome. 13 What is down Syndrome "It is argued here that some aspects of the Down syndrome behavioral phenotype are already emerging in infants and toddlers. 13 What is down Syndrome. 14 The "Ethical Issues" Paragraph is not NPOV. The issue does appear to be at least of historical interest, and a matter of some debate in the literature today.
Down Syndrome Education International, Kirkby Lonsdale. Thoroughly enjoyed all ten modules. Sue is an amazing presenter and her positive attitude towards our expectations for people with Down Syndrome really has rubbed off. I hope I will always think about the rights of children, young people and adults to have an ordinary life.
Down syndrome is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. Children with Down syndrome have delayed physical and mental development, specific head and facial features, and are often short. Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21. The extra chromosome rarely comes from the father and a couple's risk of having a baby with an extra chromosome gradually increases with the mother's age. Yet, because most births occur to younger women, just 20% of infants with Down syndrome are born to mothers older than 35.
Down syndrome is associated with a host of distinctive physical characteristics, medical issues, and . Down syndrome also is associated with developmental delays and intellectual challenges, though it's important to remember that the extent of these varies widely.
Down syndrome is associated with a host of distinctive physical characteristics, medical issues, and developmental and intellectual delays. Technically speaking, parents and doctors look for signs of Down syndrome, rather than symptoms. These may be seen once a child is born or, in some cases, in utero. Illustration by Verywell.