Monday, October 15, 2012

October 17th - 21st marks National Down Syndrome Awareness Week

We also heard from Dr Priscilla Springer - From Tygerberg Children’s Hospital. We were talking about the development of children with Down syndrome. October 17th to the 21st marks National Down Syndrome Awareness Week. Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. It is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status. The most important fact to know about individuals with Down syndrome is that they are more like others than they are different. Dr Springer explained more about this condition. For more information you can contact the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape on (021) 919 8533 or visit www.downsyndrome.org.za

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