on Down Syndrome
If you read
the page about me. Then you heard me talk of my nieces and nephew. My seven
year old niece (Kacee) is down syndrome. That is why I decided to
make this page. To give people places to go for information on Down Syndrome.
Down Syndrome or Trisomy 21.
Down Syndrome are often born with physical abnormalities, such as congenital
heart disease, with a variety of structural, functional, and chemical
anomalies. The most common abnormalities are a raised upper lip, depressed
nose, high arched palate, fissured tongue, wide spacing between fingers
and toes, immature retina development. The occurrence of Down Syndrome
is approximately four in every one thousand births. However, there is evidence
that the percentage of these births is on the rise. This is noticeable
in the number of these children being born to younger parents, whereas
previously it had been more commonly attributed to older parents. Without
question, one of the most significant aspects of instruction for these
children is to keep them in a normal environment. The average life expectancy
of a down syndrome person is 55 years of age. There have been some adults
that have reached 65 or even 70.
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