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How is the idea that people with Down syndrome are always happy misleading?

People with Down syndrome have feelings just like anyone else. They experience the full range of emotions. They respond to positive expressions of friendship and are hurt and upset by inconsiderate behavior.

This content originally appeared on the National Down Syndrome Society website.

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