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October - Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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"A negative society will affect my quality of life far more than Down Syndrome ever will"

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Fine motor/hand features associated with Down Syndrome: -delayed fine motor development -Hypotonia -Simian crease in hand, indicator of weaker hand intrinsic muscles

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Down Syndrome Awareness Butterfly | Oma's Place Embroidery (World DS Day -March 21st - is just around the corner!)

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Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18) Trisomies occur when there is a triplet of a specific chromosome instead of the normal number of 2. The most common trisomy is trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. In Edwards syndrome, or trisomy 18, there are 3 chromosome 18's. Patients with trisomy 18 can range from mildly to severely affected.

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from SheKnows

then they want special treatment

Special needs double standard?.....what a sweet picture! Looks so happy

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Tutu ,Yellow and Blue, Down Syndrome Awareness, T21 awareness, ds tutu, changing the face of beauty, buddy walk tutu

Tutu Yellow and Blue Down Syndrome Awareness by ritarebellodesigns, $40.00 beautiful face, wonderful cause <3

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General characteristics of a baby diagnosed with Down Syndrome

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Causes of Down syndrome | Chromosome 21 | 47 Chromosomes

When people with chronic fatigue syndrome engage in mental tasks their 'heart rate variability' drops and keeps dropping - in contrast to healthy people.

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