October is Down Syndrome Month

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Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It occurs in one in every 691 live births. Individuals with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. It is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Down syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different.

More facts about Down Syndrome here

 

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. inesephoto
    Oct 05, 2014 @ 13:52:16

    I know “an individual with Down syndrome”. He is a great friend and a very caring person. He is taking photographs, and they are great 🙂

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  2. Dana L. Daggett
    Oct 05, 2014 @ 14:21:26

    Thank you for helping to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome!

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  3. mrsmulford
    Oct 09, 2014 @ 13:03:36

    Love this, thanks!!! My youngest daughter has Down’s Syndrome, so certainly appreciate you getting the word out! I was wanting to present you with the Liebster Award, but I see you have already received one 🙂 Please just know, then, that I really enjoy your blog and look forward to your posts!!

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