What is your disability? Down's Syndrome
What school did you attend? I attended Ladywood Junior School and Firwood School
What college do you go to and what did you study?
I go to Bolton College three days a week and I study on the Confidence for Independence course.
What are you doing at the moment?
I work 2 days a week at a Nursery School for Bolton Council.
Socially I spend a lot of time at Bolton Lads & Girls Club and various other clubs over the week.
I attend the Drama project at Smart Enterprise.
I have also done various work experience roles including gardening, administration, and odd jobs.ogramme at Smart Enterprise.
How does you disability affect you everyday life?
I have my mum help me to do a lot of things in my everyday life.
I have difficulty communicating verbally and usually need assistance when away from home.
What are you favourite hobbies and pastimes?
I like drawing, singing, playing on my phone, and music.
What are your aspirations for the future?
I want to carry on having an active life and being happy.
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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