Summary of needs and disabilities

Down's syndrome

Children and adults with Down’s syndrome are all unique individuals with their own personalities, family backgrounds and preferences that make them who they are.

Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome or trisomy 21, is a genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome in the cells that typically causes some level of learning disability and certain physical characteristics. Other health issues that are common in people with Down’s syndrome are heart conditions and difficulties with sight and hearing.

Down’s syndrome is a lifelong condition however people with Down’s syndrome are able to leave home, secure work and form relationships just like anybody else.