World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

“There is no greater disability in the society, than the inability to see a person as more.”

– Robet S. Hensel

Down’s Syndrome is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that happens before birth. It is caused by a random error in the cell division that results in the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21, resulting in 47 chromosomes instead of 46. such an extra chromosome means a set of extra genes which create disturbance in the bio-chemical functioning of the cell right from inception. Children who have Down’s syndrome tend to have certain features, such as a flat face and a short neck. They also have some degree of intellectual disabilities.

Victims of Down’s Syndrome have low IQ levels and poor motor abilities. Our education system can’t cater to the needs of such children. This syndrome is a lifelong condition. But with care and support, children who have Down’s syndrome can grow up to have healthy, happy, productive lives.

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Today on World Down’s Syndrome Day, Blue Pencil partnered up with IN: For the cause, an NGO, to generate awareness about how with adequate training and exposure, people with down syndrome can lead a productive and dignified life. We Went around asking people about this syndrome and the responses varied from complete ignorance to actually awareness. We hope that people are sensitive towards this issue and treat such special people in a special way.

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