March 21st is the world day for Down Syndrome since people with Down Syndrome have 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. Down Syndrome occurs in one of every 691 babies in the United States. Most people with Down Syndrome have similar characteristics including low muscle tone, upward slanted eyes, small ears, enlarged tongue, and more physical characteristics. Most children with Down Syndrome have delays in walking, talking, sitting, standing, etc. but they all will reach these milestones.
Down Syndrome is celebrated every March 21st to honor those in our lives who are touched by it. Click on the links below to learn more about Down Syndrome.
Resources to learn about Down Syndrome