Monday, March 18, 2013

March 21st marks the International Down Syndrome Day

Dr Reneva Petersen - A Developmental Paediatrician at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital joined us on the line to tell us more about Down syndrome. On Thursday March 21st is the International Down Syndrome Day. The day raises global awareness as every year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. 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 Petersen 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

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