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​First Pioneering Project to Integrate Down Syndrome Residents

First Pioneering Project to Integrate Down Syndrome Residents

Residents of the Canary Islands affected by Down Syndrome often do not feel fully integrated into society. This is a genetic disorder that manifests itself differently in each individual who suffers from this, but historically this health disorder has been relegated to the background of society.

However, in La Laguna in Tenerife the local municipality is attempting to break down the barriers that many residents with Down Syndrome face in becoming more integrated into social life. This week saw a report on a pioneering project that has been launched in La Laguna, which hosts the first floor of a building for six young people with Down Syndrome.

These young people can now share their own home in a sheltered apartment, and experience better integration and recognition into society.

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