By: Alex Calderon
How the child gets it?
Symptoms and characteristics of Down Syndrome
-decreased or poor muscle tone
-short neck, with excess skin behind the neck
-flattened facial profile and nose
-small head, ears and mouth
-upward slanting eyes, with a skin fold that covers the corner of the eye
Three Important Facts
-it is the most common chromosomal condition
-approximately 400,000 people are living with Down Syndrome in the United States
-80% of babies that are born to Down Syndrome, are the ones that their moms had them thirty-five years or older.