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Beyond the myths: Representing people with Down Syndrome

Gothard, J. (2008) Beyond the myths: Representing people with Down Syndrome. In: Cuskelly, M., Jobling, A. and Buckley, S., (eds.) Down Syndrome Across the Life Span. Whurr Publishers an imprint of Wiley, pp. 2-15.

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This book promotes a positive message for people with Down syndrome across the world. Living with Down Syndrome is a positive experience for the majority of children and adults with Down syndrome, and for their families. Of course there are difficulties to be faced, but quality of life, from infancy to old age, is determined more by the quality of healthcare, education and social inclusion offered to individuals, than by the developmental difficulties that are associated with Down syndrome.

The aim of this book is to bring the latest information on research and good practice to families, practitioners and policy makers in order improve the services available to individuals with Down syndrome in all countries.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Whurr Publishers an imprint of Wiley
Copyright: © 2002 Whurr Publishers
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