Down Syndrome


What Is Down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is a third copy of chromosomes. It is normally made by a mistake by the cell division while making an egg.

What does it do?

Down Syndrome affects more than 400,000 people in just the US alone. As a baby you will notice that they grow really fast. But when you're a kid you will have behavior issues and you don't communicate very well. When you are a teen you can get hurt very easily.

Here are famous people with Down Syndrome

What can a doctor do to help?

They can give you medicine and a lot more.

How is it treated?

Physical therapy,Medicine,Speech-language therapy ,Occupational therapy ,Emotional and behavioral therapies.

Important facts

  1. The exact cause of the extra chromosome that triggers Down syndrome is unknown.
  2. One in every 691 babies in the U.S. is born with Down syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal condition.

Why I choose this?

The reason I choose this is because I have family that has down syndrome. People with this condition are probally the nicest people alive. They always think positive,never negitive. My cousin has down syndrome and he is AWESOME,he may seem weird at first but once you start to hang out with him you'll be best friends. He works at Goodwill.
"HAPPY" music video - Utah Down Syndrome Foundation