Designed for professionals, parents and caregivers, this book looks at all aspects of living with Down syndrome. It focuses on real people and their lives, featuring the words of adolescents and adults with Down syndrome and of their families. Reviews what is known about Down syndrome. Provides guidelines for practice in health, education and social care. Focuses on real people and their lives. Includes the words of people with Down syndrome and of their families. Case studies are used to illustrate the range of family experiences, both positive and stressful, at different stages. Takes a lifespan approach, rather than focusing on childhood.