Down Syndrome

What Is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome can have physical characteristics associated with their diagnosis, as well as intellectual disabilities. It is important to remember that every person born with Down syndrome is unique. Although many children with Down syndrome have physical and intellectual challenges to overcome, they can live independent and productive lives including successful post-secondary education and competitive employment.
(Adapted from NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

Tailored Plans

Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Tailored Plans (or “Tailored Plans”)  are a new kind of NC Medicaid Managed Care health plan for people with certain medical needs, including some people with Down syndrome. They start July 1, 2024. Learn more about Tailored Plans.