Children and young people with Down's syndrome have some level of learning disability. This means they may need help with daily life.
What they need help with is different for each person. And this can change as they get older.
You can try these things to help with their development.
Children with Down's syndrome should have regular check-ups with a children's doctor (paediatrician) or a GP.
This is because there are conditions they may be more likely to have.
It could help for them to see:
Speak to a GP, health visitor or your local council to find out how your child can get these services.
Lots of children with Down's syndrome go to mainstream schools.
There are also special schools and colleges for children and young people who might need more help.
Where your child goes depends on:
You can visit schools and colleges in your area and ask the staff how they can meet your child's needs.
Children with Down's syndrome will get special educational needs support at their school or college.
Special educational needs support might include things like:
You can apply for an education, health and care plan (EHC plan, or EHCP).
This plan says what education and health needs your child has and what support they should get.
Having an EHC plan can either help: