Down Syndrome: Living and Learning in the CommunityBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7011.1033 (Published 14 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1033
- Ian McKinlay, senior lecturer in community child health
- University of Manchester
Ed Lynn Nadel, Donna Rosenthal Wiley-Liss, pounds sterling13.95, pp 297 ISBN 0 471 02201 2
People with Down syndrome live longer and are more likely to spend their lives in the community than at any previous period this century. They have better rights to health services and have more opportunities for mainstream education than ever before. The expression of the disorder has a wide range, from those who become independent and self supporting to those who are autistic, non-ambulant, and have severe learning disability.
Representatives from 47 countries attended the fifth international Down syndrome conference, …