Texas ranch offers jobs, opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome

ELGIN, Texas (KXAN) — Down Syndrome is the most common genetic disorder in America, marked by slow physical development and mental impediments leaving an adult with the capacity of an eight or nine year old. It is especially tough on Down Syndrome adults, with a shorter life span and more prone to disease. Only one in five Down Syndrome adults hold a job in the outside world, but it is a different story at the Down Home Ranch north of Elgin, where the adult residents live, work hard and now play hard, thanks to a special gift.

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