World Down Syndrome Day has been celebrated since 2006, with the aim of encouraging a better understanding of the condition- making people more aware of the rights, dignity and welfare of those who are affected.
Down Syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. Currently, over 60,000 people in the UK have Down Syndrome, and according to Extra 21 (a UK charity providing support and information about Down Syndrome in the Essex area), there are roughly 775 babies born with the condition each year.
People with Down syndrome can show different symptoms. There are some basic caring techniques that you can follow for overall standard care, but it is essential to provide individual, personalised care for each person.
At Embrace-learning, we offer an e-learning course ‘Supporting People with Down Syndrome’. The course explores what Down Syndrome means to the people who have the condition, and includes a series of interviews with people who explain how it feels and the impact it has on their lives. Learners will gain a better understanding of the condition and know how to provide the help and support that is needed.
Although it is Down Syndrome Awareness Week, there are so many other conditions that people need to be more aware of. We believe that it is important for everyone to have some understanding of how to care for someone with a condition, as so many of us will be affected by one at some stage in life.
At Embrace-learning we offer a range of Disability Awareness e-learning courses, designed to give an understanding and enable caregivers to provide appropriate support to those living with any kind of condition or disability.
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