What Would Happen if People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World?


Dennis McGuire, PhD
Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital - Park Ridge, Illinois

If I am going to describe what it would be like if people with Down syndrome ruled the world, it may be helpful to explain how I came by this information.

I am the Director of Psycho-social services at the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, Illinois, a unique partnership between the National Association for Down Syndrome (NADS), Advocate Medical Group, and Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

Our multidisciplinary team has served the health and psychosocial needs of over 3000 teens and adults with Down syndrome since we started in January of 1992.

Our patients have let us into their world, and what a rich and interesting world it is.

So, here is what would happen if people with Down syndrome ruled the world:

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