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For people with Down Syndrome, most of the time they have to worry about how they will be treated in the world around them. If the community isn’t willing to expect great things from them, then their opportunities in life are directly impacted. This is why Down Syndrome Awareness is so important. Keep this in mind if you see anyone with Down Syndrome because all they want is to be treated just like you!

Please watch this video that we made to help you understand how the people effected by Down Syndrome see the disease:

About Down Syndrome:

1. What parts of the body is Down syndrome affecting?

Down syndrome affects the whole entire body. Since you have an extra chromosome in each of your body cells, it is affecting everything. It is mainly affecting the face and developmental problems like learning and speech delays. They have upward slanting eyes, a deep crease in the palms, lack of muscle tone, and slightly flat facial features.

The first picture is a normal karyotype; the second picture is a karyotype of someone with down syndrome (trisomy 21)

2. What symptoms do to people with Down syndrome experience?

People with down Syndrome are also more prone to getting diseases like Alzheimer’s, thyroid and leukemia cancer, hearing loss, vision problems, heart defects, autism, intestinal problems and lung infections. Some infections may last longer than others without the disease.

This is a labeled picture of a child with down syndrome, and his symptoms

3. What can people with down syndrome not control?

People with Down Syndrome are not able to control the way they act, their behavior and the time it takes for them to learn and speak. The disease makes them unable to control they way they look or the diseases/infections that they experience. So, if you see a person with Down Syndrome, don't laugh because they can't help it... put yourself in their shoes.

This video compares children with Down Syndrome, to children who are not physically affected by this disease. It shows that children with Down Syndrome have the same hopes, dreams, likes, dislikes, etc. We are just like them!

Check out our game we made for some fun! You will hear some information about the general facts on how people with Down Syndrome are not different:

Works Cited

"Down Syndrome." KidsHealth. Ed. Mary L. Gavin. The Nemours Foundation, Sept. 2015. Web. 10 May 2017.

"Word! Down Syndrome." KidsHealth. The Nemours Foundation. Web. 10 May 2017.

"The Leading Human Rights Organization for All Individuals with Down Syndrome." National Down Syndrome Society. Web. 10 May 2017.

" ." Causes and News - Down Syndrome. Web. 10 May 2017.

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