Down Syndrome

Down syndrome affects one in every 700 babies today. The genetic condition is caused by an extra chromosome, and it comes with a variety of physical and intellectual characteristics. Children with Down syndrome are also at greater risk for certain health conditions, such as congenital heart disease, eye and vision problems, and thyroid issues. Check out our guide to learn about Down syndrome causes and symptoms, read heartwarming stories from people with Down syndrome, and get tips to help your child's physical and intellectual development.

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What is Down Syndrome? Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis
Down syndrome may not be fully understood, but doctors keep learning more about the chromosomal disorder. Here's what to know about the causes, symptoms, and diagnosis of Down syndrome in babies and children.
Are You at Risk of Having a Baby With Down Syndrome?
Doctors understand the chromosomal abnormalities behind Down syndrome, but they still can't pinpoint exactly why it occurs. Here's what experts know about a baby's chances of having Down syndrome.
Signs of Down Syndrome in Babies and Children
Down syndrome often comes with specific physical and intellectual characteristics. Learn more about the symptoms of Down syndrome in babies and children, as well as the health complications that may arise from it.
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13 Facts About Down Syndrome That Parents Should Know 
In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which happens every October, we rounded up some informative facts about the chromosomal condition.
Mom's Letter to Kids at Pool Who Wouldn't Play With Son With Down Syndrome Goes Viral
There's a very important message behind this mother's passionate letter about her son being excluded, and it's one all parents should hear.
When My Child Was Afraid of Santa

For many kids, fear of Santa lasts a few moments. For our daughter with Down syndrome, it lasted nearly a decade.