Monday, October 21, 2013

National Down Syndrome Awareness Day - “IT’S ALL IN THE GENES”

We closed off with Tineke Boshoff - from the Down Syndrome Association of the Western Cape. We were talking about Down syndrome. Yesterday it was Down Syndrome Awareness Day. 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. Tineke 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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