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Down Syndrome Awareness: Helpful Information for Kids

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month – a time to celebrate people with Down syndrome and raise awareness of their abilities and accomplishments. Help your kids learn more about this common condition, so they can treat their classmates with Down syndrome with the love, respect and inclusion they deserve.

Teach your kids about Down syndrome.

Children are curious and have big hearts. Teach them these important facts about Down syndrome.

Most Important Message

What’s the most important thing to teach your kids? Above all else, let them know that Down syndrome is a health condition that some children are simply born with, and that their classmates with Down syndrome are just like them in so many ways and deserve the kind, big-hearted friendships that all kids need. This month – and all months – this is what matters most.

Child-Friendly Information About Down Syndrome