Here at SMILE, we believe that we can all work together to help those in our community with special needs to live life to the fullest and achieve their highest potential.

So in honor of these amazing people, we’re sharing some positive & uplifting facts about Down Syndrome & those who live with it. We encourage you to share your favorite facts on social media — and to tweet your own facts & personal experiences to us at @smilfil!

Fact: many individuals with Down syndrome grow up to hold jobs and live independently. Click To Tweet

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Fact: people with Down syndrome attend school, work, have relationships and contribute to society. Click To Tweet

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Fact: cognitive delays in those with Down syndrome aren't indicative of their strengths & talents. Click To Tweet

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Fact: quality education, good healthcare and positive support help those with Down syndrome succeed. Click To Tweet

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Fact: those with Down syndrome are more like others than they are different. Click To Tweet

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Fact: facial features don't determine a person's cognitive ability, even if they have Down syndrome. Click To Tweet

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Fact: many Americans support gov. education, training and support for those with Down syndrome. Click To Tweet

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Fact: life expectancy for those with Down syndrome has increased from 25 to 60 since 1983. Click To Tweet

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Fact: ~90% of siblings feel they're better people because of their sibling with Down syndrome. Click To Tweet

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Fact: children with Down syndrome are most often extremely friendly! Click To Tweet

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Fact: most children with Down syndrome can play (and enjoy) sports and other physical activities. Click To Tweet

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