A person with Down syndrome will be able to do many of the things that other people do. Children may take longer to acquire skills such as walking and talking, but with stimulation, they can acquire key life skills and attend school and, in some cases, college.
Depending on how the syndrome affects the individual, it is often possible for someone to work and to live semi-independently with Down syndrome.
Like anyone else, people with Down syndrome need friendships and relationships. Some will live with a partner or get married, and have an independent life. However, it is worth bearing in mind that if one partner has Down syndrome, there is a 30 to 50 percent chance that any children will too.
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