Down Syndrome Awareness Month



October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by having an extra chromosome. Down syndrome causes people to learn at a slower pace and their cognitive skills to not develop at the same time as the kids around them.  In America over 400,000 people have Down Syndrome. In the world, 1 out of 700 babies born has Down Syndrome. It is not as rare as everyone thinks and if you pay attention and everyday life you might see a person with Down Syndrome.

Cooper Hyde, who has Down Syndrome, is a great example of a kid who does not care about what people think or about what is going on around him. He has been crowned the Prince of Springville and could not be happier about it. None of his friends care about his disability because the disability doesn’t make the person, the person makes their life what they want.