NDSS Mission: The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.
Is there a charity for Down syndrome?
The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) helps people with Down’s syndrome to have full and rewarding lives. DSA is a charity that is based on England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This charity focuses on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s Syndrome.
What support is offered to people with Down syndrome?
If you need more support than you’re currently getting: call the Down’s Syndrome Association helpline on 0333 1212 300. visit the Mencap website for advice on how to get support.
Can a Down syndrome child look normal?
Some of the children with Mosaic Down syndrome that we know do not actually look as if they have Down syndrome – the usual physical features are not obvious. This raises some important and difficult social issues and identity issues for both parents and children, which parents have discussed with us.
Do Down syndrome babies have normal heart rates?
Fetal heart rate of the trisomic fetuses was distributed around the median with that of all Down’s syndrome fetuses within the normal range. In one fetus with trisomy 18, the heart rate exceeded the 90th centile, in another it fell under the 10th centile.
What gender is Down syndrome most common in?
Down syndrome appears to be more common among boys than girls, the study indicates. The condition is also seen more frequently in Hispanic children at birth, though the number of these children appears to level off with that of white children as they age. Black children appear less likely to have Down syndrome.
Can people with Down syndrome drive?
Many people with Down Syndrome lead independent lives, this includes being able to drive. If a person with Down syndrome can read and pass a driver’s education class and pass a road test, then they can get a driver’s license. Each case is independent and must be evaluated.
Why should we support Down syndrome?
Children with Down syndrome have delays in speech and motor skills, and may need help with self-care, such as dressing and grooming. Medical problems associated with Down syndrome can vary widely from child to child. While some kids and teens need a lot of medical attention, others lead healthy lives.