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    • How is Down Syndrome Diagnosed? Created: Sunday, August 31, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Down syndrome is diagnosed one of two ways, either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. The diagnosis is always based on the presence of an extra number 21 chromosome on a karyotype."
    • First Trimester Prenatal Serum Screening Tests for Down Syndrome Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      There are several prenatal serum (blood) screening tests now available to screen a pregnancy for Down syndrome. This article discusses first trimester serum screening and what it can and can't tell...
    • Symptoms of Down Syndrome Created: Monday, October 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      An overview of the physical characteristics and the medical, behavioral, and psychological issues seen in individuals with Down syndrome.
    • Down Syndrome 101 Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      I didn’t go to school for becoming an expert in Down syndrome. However, I have made my journey as the parent of children with Down syndrome the priority of my life.
    • Maternal Age-Related Risks for Down Syndrome and Other Trisomies Created: Friday, March 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      The risk to have a child with a trisomy or extra chromosome goes up as a woman gets older. Down syndrome is the most common trisomy but there are other rare trisomies (trisomy 18 and trisomy 13). U...
    • Screening for Down Syndrome in Pregnancy Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      There has been a large increase in the number and type of screening tests for Down syndrome available to pregnant women. Read more to learn more about the concept of screening and what it can and c...
    • 6 Free or Low Cost Educational Apps for Children with Down Syndrome Created: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The Best Apps For Your Young Child with Down Syndrome
    • Down Syndrome and Hypothyroidism Created: Friday, October 02, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid gland, is surprisingly common in people with Down syndrome. read here to learn more about this condition including it's symptoms and treatment here."
    • Things Every New Parent of A Child With Down Syndrome Should Be told Created: Saturday, February 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Every year, around 6000 kids are born with Down syndrome in United States. These are 6 things every parent should be told to start the journey.
    • Down Syndrome and Pregnancy - Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      If you are pregnant and considering prenatal testing, be sure to read more about what factors you should consider and what information you should know before you make a decision."
    • Anencephaly - A Neural Tube Birth Defect Created: Monday, March 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Anencephaly is a relatively common lethal birth defect cause by a failure of neural tube development and resulting in resulting in the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp.
    • Translocation Created: Saturday, October 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Definition of a translocation. Down Syndrome.
    • Trisomy 13 Created: Sunday, May 17, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Trisomy 13 is a relatively rare chromosome abnormality that occurs in about 1 in 5,000 liveborn babies and is caused by the presence of an extra number 13 chromosome.
    • Robertsonian Translocation - What is a Robertsonian Translocation? Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Definition of a Robertsonian translocation and how they can cause Down syndrome.
    • Helpful Resources for Down Syndrome Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014
      A list of resources for parents of children with Down syndrome including national support groups, local support groups, books and helpful websites." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
    • Duodenal Atresia in Down Syndrome Created: Saturday, August 29, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Duodenal atresia is one of several intestinal birth defects that occur more frequently in infants with Down syndrome. Read more to learn the symptoms of this highly-treatable disorder."
    • Treatment of Down Syndrome Created: Monday, October 06, 2008 Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014
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    • Myths, Misconceptions and Facts about Down Syndrome Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      Although it is a common disorder, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about Down syndrome. Check your facts (and misconceptions) here." itemprop="description" Thursday, August 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
      If you are just starting to learn about Down syndrome, read this article to get a brief overview of the history, cause and characteristics of people with Down syndrome (also called trisomy 21)."
    • The Features of Down Syndrome Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
      Down syndrome is caused by an extra number 21 chromosome. But what does that really mean? Learn more about the characteristics that define Down syndrome here." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Ultrasound Findings and Down Syndrome Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014
      Ultrasound is a common test done during pregnancy. It lets a doctor look at a fetus and measure how far along in your pregnancy you are. however, sometimes an ultrasound can show some markers that indicate that the baby that you are carrying may have a higher than normal chance to have Down syndrome. Read here to learn more about the link between ultrasound and Down Syndrome.
    • Ultrasound Findings that Might Indicate Down Syndrome - Choroid Plexus Cysts Created: Sunday, March 15, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014
      If you have just been told that your baby has a choroid plexus cysts on ultrasound, you are probably frightened and confused, but there is no need to be. Choroid plexus cysts are a common ultrasoun...
    • How To : How is a Karyotype Test Done? Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
      A step by step guide to how a karyotype test is done.
    • What Causes Down Syndrome? Created: Sunday, October 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
      Down syndrome is caused by having an extra chromosome number 21. But what exactly does this mean? Read this section to learn more about what is known about the cause of Down syndrome, the types of ...
    • How to Become A Change Leader As A Parent Of A Child with Special Needs Created: Friday, May 23, 2014 Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014
      If you feel positive about giving your best to turn the world into a better place for your children and hence other children with the same condition, start working now towards a life with purpose and personal satisfaction.
    • Facts about Down Syndrome Created: Monday, October 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
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    • Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism (DS-ASD) Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
      The high incidence of autism has also affected the community of people with other primary diagnoses and children with Down syndrome are one of them.
    • Maternal Age, Chromosomes and Down Syndrome Created: Saturday, March 07, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014
      One of the steps in deciding about prenatal diagnosis testing in your pregnancy, is understanding your risk. This article discusses how maternal age can influence your risk to have a child with Dow...
    • Karyotype Created: Saturday, October 25, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
      The definition of karyotype. Down Syndrome.
    • What Is Mosaic Down Syndrome? Created: Sunday, November 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014
      Mosaic Down syndrome accounts for 2 to 4% of all cases of Down syndrome. But what exactly is mosaic Down syndrome, and what does it mean for a child who receives this diagnosis?
    • University For Parents of People with Special Needs Created: Friday, May 09, 2014 Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014
      I was elated to learn that Family Network on Disabilities has created the first free online university, available for parents of children with special needs around the globe, available in several languages!
    • Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome - What You Need to Know to Make a Decision Created: Sunday, February 01, 2009 Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014
      While screening and diagnostic tests for Down syndrome have become almost routine during pregnancy, it is actually up to each couple to decide for themselves if they want any prenatal testing durin...

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