3 Days – 21 Facts (Day 2)

3 Days of Down syndrome Facts!

In case you missed it, GiGi’s is sharing 21 facts about Down Syndrome over the course of 3 days to celebrate World Down syndrome Day this Saturday, 3.21.20. Every day we are sharing 7 facts on our social media platforms. Below are the facts we shared today! We ask you to please like, share and comment on the ones that speak to you! Your participation is key in helping spread the awareness message. Plus there will be prizes for participation. Visit our social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest to like, comment and share the facts posts there to increase your chances to be entered to win prizes!

Fact 8- People don’t have mild or severe Down syndrome. You either have it or you don’t. Ability is not dependent on the condition, but rather on the individual.

Fact 9- Children with Down syndrome go through the same milestones as other children, although those milestones may take longer to achieve. All children develop at their own pace!

Fact 10- Adults with Down syndrome work, run their own businesses, participate in decisions that affect them, have meaningful relationships,

vote and contribute to society.

Fact 11- Down syndrome occurs randomly at conception. It is not caused by anything done during pregnancy.

Fact 12- Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition.

Fact 13-There are three types of Down syndrome:

– Trisomy 21 (nondisjunction) accounts for 95% of cases

– Translocation accounts for about 4%

– Mosaicism accounts for about 1%

Fact 14- Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Stay tuned for day 3 of Facts!

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