Here are some facts about Down syndrome:
- Researchers are making great strides in identifying the genes on Chromosome 21 that cause the characteristics of Down syndrome. Many feel strongly that it will be possible to improve, correct or prevent many of the problems associated with Down syndrome in the future
- Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal abnormality. One in every 800 to 1,000 babies is born with Down syndrome.
- There are more than 350,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.
- Down syndrome affects people of all ages, races and economic levels.