[VIDEO] ‘Dear Future Mom’: A Heartwarming Message From 15 Lovely People With Down Syndrome

Posted on March 21, 2014 in Disability Rights, Health and Life, Specials, Taboos

21 March 2014 marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability.The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental age of an 8 or 9 year old child, but this varies widely.