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.