Down syndrome DS , also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome. Chromosomes contain hundreds, or even thousands, of genes. Genes carry the information that determines your traits features or characteristics passed on to you from your parents. With Down syndrome, the extra chromosome causes delays in the way a child develops, mentally and physically. The physical features and medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely from child to child.
Teachers left boy with Down syndrome outside naked and soaking wet: mom
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The suspensions also followed more than grievances being filed by staff. A school has paused its decision to welcome back two teachers suspended after a boy with Down syndrome was left outside "naked, wet and crying". Levi, who has significant health problems and is non verbal, was left naked with only a towel round his shoulders for around eight minutes until he was given a pair of shorts - but was then left a further 22 minutes before being brought back inside. Almost a year later, in September , deputy head teacher Cecilia Maxwell, assistant head teacher Helen Clements and head teacher Anthony Roberts were all suspended pending an investigation into that incident and some unrelated matters. However, parents were told Ms Maxwell, who allegedly asked for Levi to be taken outside, and Ms Clements, were due to return to the school after the Easter holiday. She said: "My child, along with the majority of other children that attend Stanley, are mostly non verbal and vulnerable. The petition states: "Parents are signing this petition to show how many there are with safeguarding concerns and that the response received to date is inadequate.
Boy with Down’s syndrome left naked in the rain and ‘crying like a baby’
The idea to turn the video into a public interest story came from founder of the Naked Heart Foundation Natalia Vodianova. The plot is based on a typical, real-life situation. It is about the most important thing in life — loving people, loving the people around you, including those with disabilities. The aim of the project is to make society more open to people with disabilities and give the parents of children with special needs more confidence. It touched the hearts of millions of viewers and the very first evening we received a huge number of letters and messages from parents around the country.
TROY, Mich. WJBK - A sexual predator targeted a year-old woman from Troy and convinced her to send him nude pictures. He was sentenced Thursday to just 6 days in jail. Dawn and Mark Hayes say Demetrius Barry targeted their year-old daughter, who functions below her age level. The Troy woman has Down Syndrome and, as Mark explains, she was vulnerable.