October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition in the United States, affecting approximately one in every 772 babies. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.

The National Down Syndrome Society, NDSS, released resources for Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  The resources are to raise awareness and celebrate the many abilities of our loved ones with Down syndrome. Fact cards are available to post on social media. NDSS also have resources in topics such as aging, caregiving, education, employment, health, local referrals and research and support. To obtain these resources click here.