Also known as Trisomy 21, Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features, and mild to moderate intellectual disability.
It should be acknowledged that for many parents, their Down Syndrome son or daughter is their happiest and easiest child. Parents have often described their experience parenting a Down’s child as humorous, lighthearted, and lacking in child-to-parent-ego and disobedience.
For Down Syndrome children and parents of Down Syndrome children, the area of academics and sports is treated with an attitude of not taking performance too seriously, learning to take needed school breaks, and celebrating the little moments of achievement. However, overcoming these difficulties is only the beginning for many successful and bright Down Syndrome children.
Kennedy Garcia is a homeschooled girl with Down Syndrome and has achieved much success in modeling and dancing. Her story abolishes stereotypes and should inspire every person who reads her story!!
Special Reads for Special Needs:
An effective reading program for Down Syndrome Children whose families choose to homeschool. Reading packages average around $279.
National Down Syndrome Congress – Educate. Advocate. Empower. Inspire.
The National Down Syndrome Congress is dedicated to an improved world for individuals with Down Syndrome. They are the leading national resource of support and information for anyone touched by or seeking to learn about Down Syndrome.