Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Getting shirty: “Keep calm; it’s only an extra chromosome”

In this guest blog, Steve Palmer talks about how a T-shirt slogan is galvanising parents of, and people with, Down’s syndrome – and how social media is also playing its part in this. Something’s happening to galvanise people with Down’s syndrome in Britain and their families. I’m not talking about the fantastic CBBC show My Life: Breaking Free although if you’re new to the world of Down’s syndrome, a quick watch of this half-hour show is very inspiring. Teenagers doing what they want to do, but it doesn’t shy away from issues of feeling isolated, bullying and confidence. I’m also


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