Students at Eastern Point Day School in Gloucester learned about Emanuel syndrome on Tuesday morning.
Gloucester resident Chelsie Larry brought her daughter McKenna Ciolino, 2, to visit the school and talked about the rare, genetic condition that affects her daughter.
Emanuel syndrome is an inherited chromosomal disorder that disrupts normal development and affects many parts of the body.
Infants with Emanuel syndrome have weak muscle tone, and fail to grow at the expected rate. Their development is significantly delayed, and most affected individuals have severe to profound intellectual disability.
Students played with McKenna and made toys she could play with, including some peek-a-boo learning toys.
Students also learned how to adapt other toys to accommodate children with various disabilities.