Common misconceptions about Down syndrome, part 1

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and we're taking a look at some common misconceptions about Down syndrome.

Misconception: Adults who have Down syndrome cannot live independently or get jobs.

Reality: According to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, an increasing number of adults with Down syndrome in the U.S. are living independently with limited assistance from family members or the state. A small percentage are able to live entirely independently. In the U.S. some students who have Down syndrome graduate from high school, and some go on to attend post-secondary education.


At Cambridge Adult Day Center, we provide a safe, nurturing, positive and stimulating environment for all participants, especially our friends with Down syndrome. Give us a call to learn more: 417-339-4232.


More opportunities are available for education and employment today than ever before. Anecdotally, we know that people with Down syndrome can be excellent employees and some employers have reported a higher satisfaction level among ALL workers when they have co-workers who have Down syndrome.

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