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Well, I didn't need any explaining as a child, but I knew lots of kids with different conditions, and it wasn't just blared at me with a billboard like that. I'm not sure how you might go about it, but I think it was best for me to just meet them.
I guess I'd explain that people with developmental conditions are just different, and it's how they are made. Some people need help with stuff, and some don't, some look different, some don't. Other than that, they are just people, and they may or may not get along with each other, just like everyone else.
I'm not a mother or family member of anyone with DS, this is just from the point of view of someone who had a couple of SN freinds in 6th grade, because I went out of my way to spend time in the (pre-mainstreaming) SN classroom, playing with the kids there.