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Title: Down Syndrome


1
Down Syndrome
Ilayda Mae, a child with DS
Source www.emandan.freeserve.co.uk
2
  • Actor John C. McGinley
  • Plays Dr. Cox on TV show Scrubs
  • In movie The Animal w/ Rob Schneider

His 4-year-old son Max has down syndrome, and
when he was born the doctor told John to put Max
up for adoption.
Source USAtoday.com
  • Actor Christopher Burke
  • Played Corky on early 90s TV show Life Goes
    On
  • Guest appearances on ER, Touched by an Angel
  • Has Down Syndrome, serves as a motivational

    speaker for other DS patients

Source Chris Burke Fan Website
3
The Basics
  • Social History of Down Syndrome
    Then vs. Now
  • Discovery of the Disease
  • Down Syndrome defined

4
Physical Characteristics
Source Mary Alices homepage (users.bestweb.net/
castella

Mary Alice Castellano, (above) and Brady (right),
both have Down Syndrome and are 6 years old.
Phillip Sperling, age 3, is a Down syndrome child
who lives in Canada.
Source National Down Syndrome Society
Source www.emandan.freeserve.co.uk
5
Childrens Developmental Achievements A
Comparison
Source Down Syndrome Birth to Adulthood By
Rynders Horrobin, page 17
6
Recent Advances in Treatment of Down
Syndrome
  • Advances in Medical Care
  • Prenatal testing
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Support Groups, Organizations

Chris Savino is a DS patient in Arizona who just
recently turned 41. Source Arizona Republic webs
ite
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