Just Like Anyone Else, A Person With Down Syndrome Can Live On Their Own

The best person to answer a question about Down syndrome is a person with Down syndrome. Valerie answers this one.


Many adults living with Down syndrome are able to live on their own or with a roommate just like anyone else.

Independence can be an important issue for people with Down syndrome as they get older. Often, people with Down syndrome can live on their own or with a supportive roommate; there is a wide spectrum, from no support, to support once a week, to full-time support. There are services in place to help families with this transition as well. Contact your local group for more information.

Learn more about Paul Sawka, who is an example of this kind of situation. He has lived on his own since he was 26 years old with a supportive roommate.

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