Down Syndrome

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Down Syndrome is a genetic defect that occurs in chromosome 21. About 1 in 800 children is born with Down Syndrome. It occurs in both sexes, among all races, and socio-economic groups.

Down Syndrome is associated with intellectual and developmental challenges. Typical physical characteristics of persons with Down Syndrome are: small head, slanting eyes and small hands with a single crease across the palm. Persons with Down Syndrome may also have abnormalities that affect their general health.

Although children with Down Syndrome may seem to look alike, each one is an individual with a clearly defined personality.

Recognising Down Syndrome
Diagnosing Down Syndrome
Living with Down Syndrome
Acknowledgement and References