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Did you know this about Down syndrome.....

  • How Common is Down Syndrome?

    One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common genetic condition. Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down syndrome and about 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.

  • The incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother, true.

    BUT 80% of children with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age.

  • People with Down syndrome do have cognitive delays.

    BUT the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.