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COVID-19 and Down’s Syndrome

Forwarded from the DSA: Many of you have asked whether people who have Down’s syndrome are more vulnerable to coronavirus. In addition to the advice already published by the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, our colleague Dr Brian Skotko’s updated advice is very helpful.Please see below.Best wishes,Gwen Are people with Down Syndrome more vulnerable to

What is Down’s Syndrome?

Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the baby’s cells.  Chromosomes are tiny particles, which are present in every cell in every tissue of our bodies.  Most people have 2 copies of all chromosomes, but people with Down’s syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21, hence the

Article in DSA Journal, Spring/Summer 2019

21 Plus Victoria Hughes, 21 Plus, School Support Service I was introduced to Katharina Barker by my Portage worker in the summer of 2007 as we both had a child with Down’s syndrome of the same age. We found the mutual support very helpful and supportive and decided to find some other families in the