Sunday, October 23, 2016

Day 22: Always Happy?

Down Syndrome Awareness Month - Day 22

Aren't people with Down syndrome always happy?

This is a common myth about Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome experience a full range of emotions just like anyone else. They respond to positive expressions of friendship and they are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior.

Octavia can be happy, sad, grumpy, upset, angry, and anything in between. She is just like any typically developing child in that she has a range of emotions and different things can upset her. When she's not feeling well, she can let you know.

Playing in the leaves makes her happy!

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