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  • Down Syndrome Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about Down syndrome, and how to help students do their best in school.

  • Down Syndrome for Kids


    What's up with Down syndrome? Find out in this article for kids.

  • Down Syndrome for Parents


    Down syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both physically and mentally.

  • Word! Down Syndrome for Kids


    Down syndrome is a condition that affects the way a baby's body and brain develop. Kids with Down syndrome usually have trouble learning.

  • Prenatal Test: Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for Parents


    A chorionic villus sampling (CVS) checks cells from the placenta for chromosomal abnormalities. Most women whose pregnancies are not high-risk don't need this test.

  • Genetic, Chromosomal & Metabolic Conditions for Parents


    Learn about conditions that can be caused by changes in our genes.

  • Sanfilippo Syndrome for Parents


    Sanfilippo syndrome is a rare condition in which the body can't break down certain carbohydrates (sugars) in the blood, leading to serious problems in the brain and nervous system.

  • Birth Defects for Parents


    Some birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.

  • Chest Wall Disorder: Pectus Carinatum for Parents


    Pectus carinatum, sometimes called pigeon chest, is a deformity of the chest wall in which the chest juts out.

  • All About Genetics for Parents


    Read the basics about genetics, including how certain illnesses, or increased risks for certain illnesses, pass from generation to generation.