Hi! My name is Roger and I have a disability called Down syndrome.Down Syndrome means that I was born with an extra chromosome. I have mild to moderate intellectual disabilities but that doesn't mean I don't have a lot of love to give.
I want people to be education about Down syndrome so that they can learn how to communicate and treat people just like me.
Because I have Down syndrome, I may have issues with my school work as well as speech. That doesn't mean I can't be a valuable member of society too though. Tons of people who are diagnosed with Down syndrome live alone and have stable jobs.
I was diagnosed with Down syndrome when I was born but kids can be diagnosed as early as 10-13 weeks into the pregnancy.
People who have down syndrome often have speech delay, shortness of the neck, growing issues, immune deficiency and hearing loss.
You as a student can help me by being patient with me when I do not understand what to do as well as making sure I am included in activities just like here at recess.