The range of achievements for the whole group of 46 Hampshire teenagers is described in this article, with some comments on the implications of our findings for parents, teachers and carers. Pearce is a pediatrician in Frankfort, Ill. She can be reached at lesliewh computer. Some of the group differences may be due to the fact that there are more older teenagers over 18 years in the special school group.
It is not known if the offspring of men with Down syndrome are more likely to have Down syndrome. Consider emotional stresses at home, school or work that may impact behavior. Assisting parents of children with DS through the teen years is imperative. Making them aware of local support groups and national organizations for children with disabilities will help them navigate these years.