Down Syndrome

Resources to support people with Down/Down's Syndrome

Down Syndrome (or Down's Syndrome/Trisomy 21) is an incurable condition that one can be born with and is caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21. People may, as a result of this have physical limitations and intellectual difficulties. Other health conditions such as problems with the heart, intestines, thyroid, bones or sight are common.

Individuals often benefit from meaningful support from parents, carers, speech, physical, occupational therapy and/or educational assistance.

Full medical definitions can be found on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) website, ICD10 for Down SyndromeWHO, ICD10 definition of Down/Down's Syndrome.

Further information can be found on the NHS Choices NHS Choices advice and guidance on Down/Down's Syndrome

and the Down's Syndrome Association href="https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/" Title="HERE" Alt="advice and guidance on Down/Down's Syndrome" Target="blank">advice and guidance on Down/Down's Syndrome.

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