I recently discovered that October is Down's Syndrome month, so Its Braap is going to help spread the word even though this month is drawing to a close- after all, Down's Syndrome is for life. This is just a little introductory snippet which will shortly be followed by an interview with Monique, mother of a Kody who has Down's Syndrome.
Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
We can't figure out what the big deal is... it's just an extra chromosome!
Living with Down syndrome- Further reading!
Buckley SJ. Living with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Issues and Information. 2000.