What is your disability? Down Syndrome
What school did you attend? I attended Rumworth School
What college did you go to and what did you study?
I attended Bolton College and studied on the Learning to be Independent Course.
What are you doing at the moment?
I attend Bolton College on a Part time basis continuing my Learning to be Independent Course.
I also volunteer at the College Canteen.
How does your disability affect your everyday life?
I need support with some everyday tasks because I have a learning disability.
What are your favourite hobbies and pastimes?
I enjoy going Bowling, to the Cinema, my favourite movies are Mamma Mia, Matilda and Doctor Who.
I reallyt enjoy Making cards to give out to my family and friends.
I enjoy spending time with my friends during and after Colleges.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I would like to improve on my arts and craft skills.
I want to continue living a healthy lifestyle.
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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