Through the visualization of the condition and capabilities of people living with Down syndrome, society can see the advances that medicine has achieved to improve their quality of life and how they can be an active part of society. At the beginning of the 20th century, the life expectancy of people with Down syndrome was less than 10 years; today more than 80% of adults with this genetic condition are over 50 years old.
Early treatment of people with Down syndrome represents an enormous opportunity for an optimal quality of life and the development of the physical, cognitive and affective abilities to achieve a full and independent life.
World Down Syndrome Day is an opportunity for us as siblings to realize that each person is unique and has his or her own limits and reach, and it is up to us as a society to provide opportunity and care for people with Down syndrome to reach as far as they can.
Down Syndrome in Puerto Vallarta
Since 2019, Grupo Gova has joined the social activism
surrounding the search for visualization and early care for people with Down syndrome. In close collaboration with the Civil Association CEAA (Centro de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje Activo)
, we set out a dream that will put Puerto Vallarta as the capital in Latin America for comprehensive care so that people with Down syndrome can achieve a dignified and self-sufficient life.
The long term project is to have a center where the best specialists for the treatment of people with Down syndrome and/or intellectual disabilities can be found. The mission is to bring together doctors, psychologists, physiotherapists and specialized pedagogues in one place, which can be accessed by families who need and want it.
While this dream materializes, in 2020, we collaborate in the creation of the Andrea 3.21 Foundation
with which we seek to raise funds for the creation of this center, in addition to providing scholarships to support comprehensive treatment for people who need it.
Speech and communication therapy
We invite you to approach our institutions and to collaborate if you wish to achieve this dream. We also invite you to reflect this March 21st on how you can influence a more inclusive society for people with Down syndrome and/or intellectual disabilities.