I just watched the trailer for the film "Indelible-the film" , India's official film for the World Down Syndrome Congress. I enjoyed seeing people with DS living in a different culture than what I am used to. I have had a few students with Down Syndrome in the classes I have taught, not too many because I usually teach students with moderate to severe multiple disabilities. Like most of my students, each one of these kids have been very different from each other. Sometimes this has been a function of their disabilities, but just as often it's been a function of their family and/or their culture. This has been the same for all of my students as many of them have shared diagnoses, which is something I am always attentive of, but that diagnosis is rarely as important as their personality or the family they grow up in.
If would be a boring old world, if we were defined by only our physical beings.