Question: Is it OK to date someone with Down syndrome?

In the past, sexuality was not considered an issue for any people with Down syndrome because of the inaccurate belief that intellectual disability produced permanent childhood. In fact, all people with Down syndrome have sexual feelings and intimacy needs.

Are you allowed to marry someone with Down syndrome?

Two people with Down syndrome cant be married, or those two people will lose their benefits. If they dont get married, then the benefits stay intact.

What is the life expectancy with someone with Down syndrome?

Over 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year. As recently as 1983, a person with Down syndrome lived to be only 25 years old on average. Today, the average life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is nearly 60 years and continuing to climb.

Can you work if you have Down syndrome?

In the United States, many typical students go to work when their secondary studies are completed. For young adults with Down syndrome and other disabilities, employment may be appropriate if they have both good work skills and previous work experience.

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