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)

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