Down Syndrome Facts – 29 Facts About Down Syndrome
Facts about Down Syndrome
People with Down syndrome may experience some problem in acquiring cognitive skills but these are mild to moderate and may not be indicative of special abilities and talents which every individual possesses. Persons with Down syndrome are capable of making decisions about themselves can vote and contribute to the society.
Detecting the condition early is the key towards making the afflicted person become productive and lead a normal life. Special educational programs, an inspiring home environment, supportive attitude from family and friends and best health facilities can make an afflicted person almost equal to a normal person.
Only the translocation type of Down syndrome which accounts for 3 to 4 percent cases is the only type of the condition which has a hereditary component.
There are parent support groups and other community organizations that provide support and care to Down syndrome in all communities across the US.
Though we know about the causative anomaly in the chromosome which causes down syndrome there is much research to be done to improve, correct or prevent many of the problems associated with Down syndrome in the future.
Patients with Down syndrome experience all the emotions like love, hate, anger, sadness, humor like any normal person. It is a myth that adult Down syndrome patients are like kids.
Persons with Down syndrome can socialize and make friendship and relationship which can even lead to marriage.
March 22 is celebrated as World Down Syndrome Day and it is a day when awareness about the disease is spread and how we can make the lives of persons afflicted with the disease meaningful.
Angela Bachiller, became the first person with Down syndrome to be elected as the council woman in Valladolid, Spain in 2013. She has also worked as an administrative assistant in the Social Welfare and Family for three years.
Megan McCormick, afflicted with Down syndrome became the first Graduate with honors from a technical college, Bluegrass Community Technical College.