Down Syndrome

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Down syndrome

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Down syndrome

Love a four letter word that many will take and throw around as though the word is a ball to be toyed with. One seeks to have someone say “I love you” no matter what their ability is as being mentally challenged or not. A parent does not love his or her child any less if he or she suffers an illness such as that of Down syndrome (DS). In order to completely understand how the love of a mother and father can be given to a child with such a disability, the individual needs to gain an understanding of what Down syndrome is. The reader of this paper will learn how Down syndrome got the name, what Down syndrome is, the case for this disorder, the facts that are known of Down syndrome. The methods used to test and find DS before the birth of a child. Statistical facts, the medical conditions which are present, how parents and teachers work with those born with DS. How the eating habits, sexuality habits of males and females with Down syndrome are viewed. The length of the life expectancy for someone who is challenged with DS compared to someone that is not mentally challenged. The last thing that I will cover within this paper is that of foundations that have been created to conduct research and treatment for those with Down syndrome and to answer the question that many may have as to there being a cure for Down syndrome.

Down syndrome a term that many are familiar with in the United States; the scientific name for DS is usually known for the extra chromosome passed on to the child from the mother or father. Down syndrome may be called trisomy 21 or trisomy G. According to Leshin Down Syndrome originally was discovered “in 1866, when a physician named John Langdon Down published an essay in England in which he described a set of children with common features who were distinct from other children…...

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