G. Curability of Down Syndrome
- Down syndrome is a genetic condition and there is no such cure for it. However, medical and therapeutic treatment options are available to reduce the severity of the symptoms and associated conditions. With the right kind of intervention, your child should be able to go to school, go to work, build social relationships, and live an independent life.
What can a parent do for a child with Down syndrome?
You can certainly help your child in handling their condition. It is advised to create an accepting environment for the child and try not to guilt or shame their condition. As a parent, it is necessary to attend family education services in order to gain insight into the condition and create an empathetic outlook into the child’s life. Encouraging the child to be independent with small tasks can help the child and giving them positive feedback can help the child.
What government aids are there for Down syndrome?
Under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act of 2016, your child can avail a disability certificate if the criteria is satisfied.