World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day observed on 21 March every year.
Approximately 1 in 1100 babies born in Australia will have Down syndrome. This means approximately 290 babies with Down syndrome are born each year.
Down syndrome is the most common genetic disability. Down syndrome is caused when a person is born with an extra chromosome. People with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes instead of 46. They have an extra chromosome 21, which is why Down syndrome is sometimes known as trisomy 21.
People with Down syndrome may have:
Talking to people with Down syndrome:
For more information visit Down Syndrome Australia https://www.downsyndrome.org.au/
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