Down syndrome is a condition in which children are born with three, instead of two, copies of the s1st chromosome. This extra genetic material causes delays in the way the child develops, both mentally and physically. The physical features and medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely from child to child. Some may need a lot of medical attention while others lead a very healthy lives.
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If your child has been disagnosed with Down syndrome please contact the Barbados Association of Persons with Down Syndrome Inc. for local information and support.