Shabani Kilasi

Shabini Kalisi

What is your disability? Down Syndrome

What school did you attend? I attended George Tomlinsons School

What college did you go to and what did you study?

I attended Bolton College and studied on a number of courses including IT, Cooking, English and Maths.

What are you doing at the moment?

I am now a volunteer peer mentor at Bolton Smart Enterprise helping out on the Social Activity group on a Wednesday night. I have achieved my Bronze Level Arts Award.

How does your disability affect your everyday life?

Sometimes my medication can affect me but my disability has not restricted me to much as I am involved in many different things in my life.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I would like a job that involves Football in some way as I play for AFC Masters football team and really enjoy it.

What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?

I like to make creative items. I like going to the cinema, bowling and socialising.

Disability Definitions

Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the most common and readily identifiable chromosomal condition associated with intellectual disabilities. It is caused by a chromosomal abnormality: for some unknown reason, an accident in cell development results in 47 instead of the usual 46 chromosomes. This extra chromosome changes the orderly development of the body and brain. In most cases, the diagnosis of Down syndrome is made according to results from a chromosome test administered shortly after birth.


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