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George Rosner admits he was a bit naive, and that's saying a lot from someone who has coached high school sports for over 30 years. When Danny Orlando came out for Rosner's Streamwood boys golf team last year as a junior, it presented Rosner with a challenge like none he'd ever had in all his years coaching golf and girls basketball. Danny Orlando has Down syndrome. It's a condition that affects the cognitive ability as well as physical growth. The normal young adult with Down syndrome has an IQ of 50. But many people with Down syndrome still lead normal lives, albiet a little slower, or in Danny's case on the golf course, a little faster.