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  • Down syndrome is a common genetic condition caused by an extra chromosome 21.
  • Some level of intellectual disability is the only feature common to all people who have Down syndrome. 
  • With the support and opportunities available to them today, people with Down syndrome are able to achieve and participate as valued members of the community.
  • Support is available for people with Down syndrome and their families and for expectant parents who have received a diagnosis of Down syndrome for their unborn child.

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Reviewed on: 28-05-2019