October celebrates National Down Syndrome Awareness month. During the month of October, take time to put aside the candy corn and pumpkins and learn more about how you and your family can celebrate the abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down Syndrome.
Some basics about Down Syndrome.
- A person with Down Syndrome rocks an extra pair of chromosomes, resulting in individuals with Down syndrome have 47 instead of the usual 46 chromosomes.
- Approximately 400,000 Americans have Down Syndrome.
- One in 700 babies are born with Down Syndrome.
- Down syndrome was first studied and described by a doctor named John Langdon Down.
Organizations that work to ensure an individual with Down Syndrome has the services, therapies and help they (and their families) need to be successful can be found throughout the greater Cleveland area.
Gigi’s Playhouse of Cleveland is a wonderful agency providing social, educational and support programs for individuals ages birth through adulthood. Make the pledge and find out more about how YOU can become part of Generation G.
The Up Side of Downs of NorthEast Ohio has been supporting, educating and advocating for people with Down Syndrome (and their families) since the 1980’s. From tennis to yoga to dances and more, this incredible organization has a calendar full of activities and resources for you to explore!
Connecting for Kids! Provides support and education to families and children throughout Northeast Ohio. Looking to better understand a diagnosis, resources and support, please take a moment to investigate this outstanding resource.
Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC. would like to share our most sincere well wishes, support and admiration for our friends thriving with Down Syndrome and their families. Our world is better because of you!
Yours in Speech,
Lakeshore Speech, LLC