Down Syndrome can be detected prenatally, which can help parents prepare for their special needs child.
Each person with Down Syndrome is unique, having some of the many possible health, learning, and related differences that can occur with this condition.
Some of the differences in people with Down Syndrome are common and visible, like facial appearance. Other changes are less common or less visible but can still cause problems or may need special treatments.
If you've just learned your child will be born with down syndrome, there is info available to help you get prepared.
Melanie Cole, MS, and Dr. Marilyn J. Bull discuss some of the health issues parents should be prepared for and how the outlook for children with Down Syndrome has changed.