Doctor: Down Syndrome? Well, there will be a lot of limitations.
Individual with Downs: Are you sure about that?
Doctor: And they tend to do well, performing only the simplest of tasks.
Individual with Downs: I am a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.
Doctor: A regular life with lasting relationships?
Individual with Downs: We’ve been together for 14 years.
Doctor: Their cognitive ceiling limits their ability to work.
Individual with Downs: I own a business.
Doctor: Low muscle tone prevents any possibility of achievements in sports.
Individual with Downs: *lifts heavy weights*
Doctor: I wouldn’t expect much.
Individual with Downs: I was on an Emmy-winning show.
Doctor: It’s a stretch for them to live past their 50th birthday.
Individual with Downs: *blows out candle*
Doctor: To be blunt with you, it’s a lifetime of limitations.
Individuals with Downs: Your limitations…
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