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  • Down Syndrome Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents


    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.

  • Factsheets (for Educators) for Parents


    These Factsheets explain the basics about health conditions that can affect learning in the classroom, and offer quick tips on teaching strategies to help students succeed in school. Each factsheet features links to related resources for kids, teens, and their parents, as well as additional resources for teachers.