Ask your health care provider about early intervention programs in your area. Available in most states, these special programs offer children with Down syndrome stimulation at an early age with appropriate sensory, motor and cognitive activities.
Programs may vary, but they usually involve therapists and special educators whose goal is to help your baby develop motor skills, language, social skills and self-help skills
facts about down syndrome
There are approximately 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades – from 25 in 1983 to 60 today. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all.