Thursday, April 16, 2009

Can Children with Down's Syndrome be Independent?

An interesting story from The Times of London about children with Down's syndrome leading longer lives and even outliving their parents.

Achieving independence is a goal for many men and women with a learning disability, but the aim has become even more pressing for their parents, fearful of their child's future on their own. According to the Down's Syndrome Association, adult social care is now the biggest concern for parents - and it's one that is growing. As more women become pregnant later in life, more children with Down's Syndrome are expected to be born.

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