What is Down’s syndrome?

inverleith-park-20-of-98Down’s syndrome is the most frequently recognised form of learning disability. Approximately one in every 1,000 babies worldwide is born with Down’s syndrome. It occurs randomly at the point of conception and affects males and females alike. It is rarely hereditary and nothing the parents did before or during pregnancy can have caused it.

It is a lifelong condition and there is no cure; however, there are many ways to ensure that each individual with Down’s syndrome is given the right type and amount of support that they need to develop to their fullest potential.