nucklehead Posted June 23, 2015 Share Posted June 23, 2015 http://chainraise.com/hi-im-madeline-the-first-model-ever-with-down-syndrome/ Madeline “Maddy” Stuart was born on November 13, 1996 in Brisbane, Queensland’s capital city. Like 270 Australian babies since 2007, she was born with Down syndrome. About 3,000 to 5,000 children worldwide are born with this chromosome disorder each year. Down syndrome is a genetic disorder typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental age of an 8 or 9 year-old child. But this varies widely, as education and proper care have been shown to improve the quality of life of people with down syndrome. When it comes to Down syndrome, parents are far more influential on their children’s development than teachers and therapists. Madeline’s mother, Rosanne, Has been her biggest supporter. She has dedicated her life to helping Maddy achieve her goal – including maintaining her own Facebook page. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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