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Busting the myths of Down Syndrome

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A 23-year-old with Down's syndrome has told BBC Radio 5 Live that people's misconceptions about the condition make her feel sad.
Heidi Crowter works in a children's hair salon, has a boyfriend and lives independently in her own flat.
She said she wanted to make this video to challenge some of the misconceptions surrounding people with Down's syndrome.

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What's your opinion on this?
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I love how she's proving that people with Downs Syndrome can do stuff everyone else does.
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Good afternoon everyone!
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Where I live I know a lady with Downs Syndrome who worked at a children's center in the next town. She caught the bus every day too.
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What a wonderful, well balanced young woman. You go girl!!! Kick those barriers down. You can do anything in life, if you fight for it with sheer determination. Well done.
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Beautiful, brave girl. You are an inspiration and breath of fresh air Heidi.
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Depends on the degree of disability, and what supports can be made available... I have a 28 Yr old daughter in full-time employment who can't even afford to rent..
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Every one deserves to do what makes them happy. Everyone should be given the opportunity to live the life they choose.
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