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Down Syndrome Awareness Month 2021 - Day 10

October 10, 2021 07:00 AM
Did you know? Many individuals with Down syndrome have strong social sensitivity.
 
Many individuals with Down syndrome are very good at picking up the feelings and emotions of the people around them. This is part of social sensitivity, which is an awareness of one's social environment. There are both positives and negatives to having strong social sensitivity. It has been challenging for some individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic as they have been acutely aware of stress and anxiety in their homes, within their communities, and on the news. Dr. Brian Chicoine discussed mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent webinar called "Promoting Mental Health in Adolescents and Adults with Down Syndrome. The webinar can be found at this link
 
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