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Kids With Down Syndrome Need Real Peer Connections

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Recently, I went to a high school basketball game with my son George who has Down syndrome. George had recently participated in a school summer basketball camp with some of the kids on his high school team and he came to cheer them on in their game.

As we watched, I asked him the players’ names and he had a hard time telling me who they were. It was funny to me that he couldn’t tell me their names because he had just spent three weeks in a camp with them.

He had gone to school with a few of the kids for many years. And he is able to name everyone in his disability summer camp class.

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