Down syndrome is a common genetic variation characterized by the occurrence of an extra chromosome 21, which often cause delay in physical, intellectual and language development. It is one of the leading clinical causes of cognitive delay worldwide and is not related to race, nationality, religion or socio-economic status. Of all children born in this country annually, approximately 5,000 will have Down syndrome. In adulthood, many persons with Down syndrome hold jobs, live independently and enjoy recreational opportunities in their communities.
For more information about Down Syndrome, please visit the National Down Syndrome Congress