World Down Syndrome Day will be celebrated at ISB on March 20th - show support and wear colorful socks!
World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21 is a global awareness day to raise awareness about what it is and means to have Down Syndrome.
Down syndrome (or Down’s syndrome) is a condition in which a person is born with an extra copy of chromosome 21. The extra chromosome results from an error in cell division that occurs before birth. Having an extra chromosome interferes with normal development and causes physical and medical problems as well as intellectual disabilities.
Despite the physical and intellectual challenges they face, many people with Down syndrome lead full lives. Most individuals with Down syndrome grow up in their parents’ homes with their families. They attend school and make friends; with some assistance, many play sports and participate in some school activities. As adults, many people with Down syndrome work at jobs in their communities. Some adults with Down syndrome may continue to live at home, while others may be able to live semi-independently in group homes and apartments in their communities.
"Down syndrome." Britannica School, Encyclopædia Britannica, 20 Jun. 2014. school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/Down-syndrome/544405. Accessed 13 Mar. 2019.