Down Syndrome Myths

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I don’t remember what exactly startled her or why she was crying in the first place. It happened during Sunday school. We were all about eight years old and she was about twelve years old who was placed in your class. I don’t know what happened but while our teacher tried to start the lesson, she started to freak out. She was sitting underneath a table, yelling for her mom and crying. We all didn’t know what to do. The teacher chose to just ignore her while she cried very loudly. I was the one sitting the closest to her. I had a bible that had pictures included in it at the time. I gave her my bible and showed her the pictures. I don’t understand how that calmed her down, but she took the bible from me and looked through each page in awe.…show more content…
People with down syndrome go to public schools with everyone else and graduate from high school and sometimes get college degrees. They are like anyone else and can be employed in a variety of jobs. They can work in offices, corporations, hospitals, restaurants, and et cetera. People with down syndrome contribute a lot to society. They are active in social, educational, and recreational activities. Some activities they may participate in is the Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a sports organization for children and adults who have disabilities. Their purpose is to bring awareness to disabilities and to demonstrate the skills people with disabilities, like down syndrome,…show more content…
It is still unknown why this happens. Down syndrome is viewed as a very rare disorder. It is one of the most common chromosomal condition. According to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), it is estimated that there are about 400,000 people in the United States with down syndrome and one in 641 babies are born with down syndrome. The likelihood of a 20-year-old women giving birth to a child with down syndrome is one in 2,000. The chances of a 35-year-old women giving birth to a child with down syndrome is one in 350. “More and more Americans are interacting with individuals with Down syndrome, increasing the need for widespread public education and acceptance,” (NDSS). About 38 percent of Americans know someone who has down syndrome. Down syndrome is more common than people
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