Ben was born with Down’s Syndrome. He is the middle of 3 children and lives with his parents who both work. He attends his local primary school and receives support from teaching assistants. He was also diagnosed with atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) at an early age and underwent cardiac surgery to fix it. His condition has been affected by the fact that he has mild bilateral cataracts and needs to wear bifocal glasses, Ben also has hearing loss and wears a bone anchored hearing aid (Baha). Like many children born with Down’s Syndrome, Ben has delayed fine and gross motor skills and writing is particularly difficult for him. He loves to eat and is now overweight and his parents and teachers are trying to encourage him to exercise regularly.