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Sunshine and Smiles exhibition aims to dispel misconceptions about Down's Syndrome

It is thought around 60,000 people in the UK are living with Down's Syndrome. About one in every one thousand babies born is affected by the genetic disorder.

A charity in Leeds is hoping to dispel common misconceptions about the condition. Sunshine and Smiles has launched a photography project featuring children with Down's Syndrome to show how those affected can lead fulfilled lives and build strong relationships.

The charity is hoping to add other children and families to its exhibition - and to take it on the road - to educate those who have no experience of Down's Syndrome.

I hope that the general public will see these images and enjoy them and it might change their perception of Down's Syndrome and I guess the aim was to normalise and for these children to be seen just as children.

– Andy Lord, Photographer