My ten year old daughter was told by another ten year old girl, that she knows, that Ruby will never be able to attend college because she has something wrong with her brain. This little girl also informed my ten year old daughter that, Ruby's , skin is pale and you can see her veins because she has Down syndrome. My daughter just glared at the other girl and she walked away.
I found out the little girl was given this information by her parents. I would just like to say that people with Down syndrome have differing abilities, just like all other people, they are not all exactly alike. Below are some links to articles that I found about people with Down syndrome going to college. I shared the article entitled,"Just a Normal Girl," with my daughter and showed her the picture of the young woman who has Down syndrome standing with her professor.This made my daughter very happy.
Pablo Pineda is the first person with Down Syndrome to obtain a major degree from a regular university in Spain. More about Pablo Wikipedia
Just a Normal Girl
A New College Try