What opportunities are available for people with Down syndrome?
We focus on finding the right employment opportunities for people who have Down’s syndrome and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful in the workplace….The employment options may include;
- Paid work.
- Supported Apprenticeships/Internships.
- Work Experience.
- Voluntary Work.
How many people with Down syndrome are employed?
According to the survey results, only 57 percent were employed. Although this constitutes the majority, adults with Down syndrome are largely employed in jobs that underutilize their skills.
Should people with Down syndrome be allowed to work?
Individuals with Down syndrome can and do make valuable employees and are ready to work, but often lack the opportunity. Furthermore, many employers have expressed interest in hiring employees with Down syndrome, but often lack the information and resources to support opportunities for employment.
How can I work with Down syndrome kids?
How Do You Accommodate Students With Down Syndrome?
- First, always speak directly to the student, using clear, receptive language and short sentences.
- Place a strong emphasis on visual learning when teaching reading to students with Down syndrome. Think visual demonstrations, pictures, and illustrations.
Can people with Down syndrome drive?
Down Syndrome Driving Classses Many people with Down Syndrome lead independent lives, this includes being able to drive. If a person with Down syndrome can read and pass a driver’s education class and pass a road test, then they can get a driver’s license.
How is autism different from Down syndrome?
No, Down syndrome and autism are entirely different. And just like anyone else the chances of developing autism are the same. It is possible for a person to have Down syndrome and be Autistic. There are resources available for people who have this dual-diagnosis available at Down Syndrome-Autism Connection.
How to contact the National Down syndrome Society?
National Down Syndrome Society Telephone: 800-221-4602 (Monday-Friday, 9AM ET- 5PM ET) Fax: 646-870-9320 Email: [email protected]
What are the opportunities for people with Down syndrome?
Our Vision. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.
What does NDSS do for the Down syndrome community?
NDSS supports and advocates for the Down syndrome community by focusing on three key areas of programming: Resources & Support, Policy & Advocacy, and Community Engagement. Within these focus areas NDSS engages in various activities, events and programs.
Which is the leading human rights organization for people with Down syndrome?
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities.