The Problem With Down Syndrome: Part 4

What is the problem with Down syndrome?  I have been struggling with this, but I think it is not so much whether there is a problem (there’s not), but the drive behind the creation of a “problem” label.  It is not, in and of itself, anything but a genetic condition.  Just like anyone who lives on this earth, health outcomes are wide and varied.  Most will have an intellectual disability and many get hung up on that.  I see no inherent problem with intellectual disability, however.  Intellectual disability has no guaranteed bearing on quality of life, as far as I can see.  Some people live happy lives, some people don’t, intellectual disability or not.

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