Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Facts

Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, occurs when a person has three copies of the 21st chromosome (rather than just two copies).

Approximately 1 in 700 babies born will have Down Syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal condition.

Babies with Down Syndrome have low muscle tone and it often takes them longer to walk, talk and eat the same foods as other children.

Children with Down Syndrome want to be treated like everyone else. They can laugh, love, and enjoy life just like their peers. They work extra hard and get it in their own timing.

People with Down Syndrome can get married, go to college, have jobs and be productive, contributing members of society!

“If you spend any amount of time with a child with Down Syndrome, you will quickly fall in love with their joyful spirit, determination and tenacity for life! I have never met a child with Down Syndrome that I didn’t fall in love with and who didn’t teach me something about living life to the fullest!”

- Brittany Gartner PT, DPT

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