Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Teens with Intellectual Disability Have it Harder

Trudy is 16 and attends the local high school. Her mother tells me she’s always been an affectionate, optimistic girl with a quick smile and a big heart. But lately she’s been sad more often than happy. Lately, she has neglected her appearance, refused to do chores, and insisted on staying home from school and staying in bed. She doesn’t even want to watch her favorite videos. What could be wrong? Oh – one more thing: Trudy has Down Syndrome.

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