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Saúde e Sociedade
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1290
GOMES-MACHADO, Maria Luiza e CHIARI, Brasilia Maria. Adaptive skills developed by young people with Down Syndrome included and not included in the labor market. Saude soc. [online]. 2009, vol.18, n.4, pp. 652-661. ISSN 0104-1290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902009000400009.
The aim of this paper is to present the relationship between the development of adaptive skills by people with Down syndrome (DS) and their inclusion in the labor market. This study examined the skills developed by people included and not included in the labor market. The research showed that people with prior adaptive abilities are favored in the work selection to the detriment of the others. In the following pages, we will analyze these results, comparing them with some of the factors that condition the development of such prior skills, such as family environment and sociocultural influences. Finally, we will indicate the need to include the other people with DS.
Palavras-chave : Down Syndrome; Family; Culture; Adaptive Skills; Work.