Trisomy 21

ISSUES TO RAISE/DISCOVER/ARTICULATE

CRADLE TO CRADLE

•Trisomy 21 =Extra chromosome 21.
•General challenges – low muscle tone, general developmental delay, including cognitive delay
•Specific medical challenges – e.g. eyes, ears, lungs, heart, digestive, leukaemia, hypothyroidism,  autism, cerebral palsy
•Emotional intelligence – magical/happy quality
•Quality of life – families celebrate life
•15 years ago and now – pre1980 literature outdated
•Pre-natal and Birth
•Family/caregiver support
•Financial support
•Sibling support
•Early intervention
•Inclusive education – from preschool to tertiary
•Inclusive employment & lifelong learning
•Supported independent housing & living
•Geriatric support
•Inclusive community – public spaces and events
•Self-advocacy
•Dedicated Research
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