October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of mankind. For generations, this syndrome was met with sadness and grief by families. That is changing as people become more aware of the syndrome and get to know individuals who have it.

 

While there may be intellectual disabilities, development delays and physical characteristics in individuals with Down Syndrome, they are more than their chromosomes. Like anyone, they have their own abilities, likes, dislikes, aspirations and dreams.

 

There is no “perfect” person. At Flatrock we have many residents with Down Syndrome, and we celebrate their milestones and help them reach their full potential.