Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Paislee, Brinklee

October is the month of Down Syndrome awareness and it’s a time to show how special these kids are and how much of an impact they are in our lives. These kids need to be treated the same as we are treated. They are the same as us, however they were born with one extra chromosome. Down syndrome, according to Google search is, “a congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities including short stature and a broad facial profile. It arises from a defect involving chromosome 21, usually an extra copy (trisomy-21).”

Those with down syndrome can still hear you and talk to you. They are very important just like anyone else, so make sure to say hi to them in the halls, or give them a compliment to make them feel comforted.

Ms. Clark is the teacher of special education class.  She loves to teach these special kids because of the love and patience they have for everyone. This month is special because we want people to see them in a positive way.