All people with Downs syndrome will have some degree of intellectual disability. Children with Downs syndrome do learn to walk, talk and be toilet trained but in general will meet these developmental milestones later than their non-disabled peers.
What other disabilities come with Down syndrome?
In addition, people with Down syndrome are at increased risk for a range of other health conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, problems with hormones and glands, hearing loss, vision problems, and heart abnormalities.
What level of disability is Down syndrome?
People with Downs syndrome will have some level of learning disability. This means theyll have a range of abilities. Some people will be more independent and do things like get a job. Other people might need more regular care.
Do people with Down syndrome have physical disabilities?
Children with Down syndrome are generally less physically disabled than those with moderate to severe cerebral palsy, but they still face physical challenges. Most have lower muscle tone than is typical. Both conditions usually cause delays in physical development.
Are all people with Down syndrome mentally disabled?
Those with Down syndrome nearly always have physical and intellectual disabilities. As adults, their mental abilities are typically similar to those of an 8- or 9-year-old. They also typically have poor immune function and generally reach developmental milestones at a later age.
Who is the most famous person with Down syndrome?
List of people with Down syndromeAmerican actor and singer Chris Burke.British actor Tommy Jessop (right) with his brother William.Spanish actor Pablo Pineda, the first European with Down syndrome to complete a university degree.British actress Paula Sage receiving her BAFTA award with Brian Cox.