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Survey of Life with Down Syndrome

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Recent research indicates that functional skills continue to improve throughout life with Down Syndrome. The American Journal of Medical Genetics published research examining the range of functional abilities found in people with Down syndrome in order to help parents and clinicians.

Survey of Life with Down Syndrome
A survey was conducted with 2658 parents from the United States and the Netherlands. The goal of the survey on life with Down Syndrome was to evaluate 11 functional skills of the parents’ sons and daughters with Down Syndrome: walking, eating, speaking, grooming/personal hygiene, reading, writing, preparing meals, working at a job, going on dates, traveling independently, and living independently.

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