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The Early Years: A Down Syndrome baby has the same needs as any other

Children with Down Syndrome typically face delays in certain areas of development, so early intervention is highly recommended. It can begin at any time after birth, but the sooner it starts, the better.

'Don't listen to doubts, don't listen to labels. Believe in yourself': Sarah Gordy

The 42-year-old British actor became the first woman with Down Syndrome to be awarded the prestigious MBE or Member of the Order of the British Empire.


How a mismatched pair of socks can raise awareness about Down syndrome

The disorder is associated with slow physical growth, unique facial features and intellectual disability. According to the Down Syndrome Federation of India, one in every 800 to 1,000 live births is a child with Down syndrome.

Single dad Aditya adopted special child Avnish and it changed his life

"Only a woman could take care of a child," Tiwari was told when he decided to adopt a child with special needs. The youngest single adoptive parent in India eventually proved he was no less than any mother.

World Down Syndrome Day: Know the causes and diagnosis of this genetic disorder

World Down Syndrome Day, which is a global awareness day, is observed every year on March 21. It is celebrated on the 21st as it signifies the uniqueness of the 21st chromosome, which causes the disorder.

UT to start newborn, pre-natal screening for Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome's symptoms include delay in physical growth, intellectual disability and characteristic features.


City sees 20 new cases of Down syndrome each year

The syndrome affects about 1 in 800 babies.

Pocketful of Sunshine

Mahesh Limaye, director of Yellow, on making the Marathi film with Down Syndrome children

Down syndrome linked to faulty stem cells

Findings address physical ailments,but no treatment yet for cognitive discrepancies.

Videos with lessons for all

In a YouTube video of a little less than two minutes,23-year-old Rucha Shere and her parents speak on the role played by a family and community in raising a child with disability.