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Down Syndrome Fast Facts
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that typically causes developmental delays and disabilities. It can also cause physical complications.
Down syndrome occurs in about 1 in every 700 babies. Approximately 6,000 babies are born with Down syndrome in the United States each year.
The rate of Down syndrome cases in the US increased by about 30% between 1979 and 2003.
Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder, and it is the leading cause of learning disabilities in children.
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An estimated 250,000 people were living with Down syndrome in the US in 2008.
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Down Syndrome Caregiver Tips
As a caregiver for someone with Down Syndrome, especially if that person is your child, you’re likely to worry about the future. With the right support, however, your child can live a very full and successful life, and if you learn how to give and find that support, you can put worry aside.