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A viral add smashes assumptions about Down Syndrome

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What happens when others assume people with Down Syndrome can’t achieve certain things? A new Down Syndrome awareness ad challenges these assumptions, reminding us that the way we treat people with Down Syndrome can either break down false limits or reinforce them. The ad encourages people to assume that individuals with Down Syndrome can achieve various goals, highlighting the misconception that they cannot do things like drink alcohol, live alone, or engage in relationships. The ad aims to change stereotypes and celebrate the differences that people with Down Syndrome bring to society. Down Syndrome is a condition caused by an extra chromosome and affects approximately one in every 772 babies in the US. While it may result in slight cognitive delays, it does not impede individuals’ ability to contribute to their communities or make decisions about their own lives. The ad has garnered significant attention and support from various Down Syndrome activists and achievers.