Parents with Down syndrome often worry that other kids won’t accept their child with Down syndrome. A cute video produced this month in HiHo’s “Kids Meet” video series proves that kids can be loving and accepting of others, no matter how many chromosomes they have.
In the video, multiple children are introduced to Devin, a young woman with Down syndrome. They ask her thoughtful questions, learning about what Down syndrome is, the challenges it presents, and how Devin has overcome them. They commiserate over the difficulty of fractions and long division, and learn about her career, her dating life, and how she met the president.
But perhaps the best part of the video is when one of the kids asks Devin if she would change the name of Down syndrome:
“If you could change the name of Down syndrome, what would you call it?”
“I would call it Up syndrome,” replies Devin.
“Up syndrome? Why would you call it up syndrome?”
“Because I think that it would be nice to have people who can actually see that people with Down syndrome can be positive and happy.”
“Are you happy?”
“Yes, I’m always happy!”