Genna Chizmadia
Genna Chizmadia campaign leader

World Down Syndrome Day 3.21.13

3.21.13 is World Down Syndrome Day, in honor of their third copy of the 21st chromosome. 

DID YOU KNOW?
- Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy
of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of
development and causes the characteristics associated with Down
syndrome.*

- Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One
in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.*

- There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.*

- Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.*

- Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 in 1983 to 60 today.*

- People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions
that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.*

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*National Down Syndrome Society

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