Stepping out in the world: the new adulthood for Gen Zs with Down syndrome
Researchers with Down syndrome gathered data on how young adults with Down syndrome experience their lives.
Expectations for young people with Down syndrome used to be very low: persistent myths and outdated views of the capacities of people with Down syndrome meant that opportunities to attend local schools, gain employment and live independently were rarely possible. This has changed. Now there is a new generation (Gen Z) of people with Down syndrome who may experience life in new ways. The group of people born between 1995 and 2012 are referred to as Gen Z.