Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)
The mission of CSHCN is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and life transitions.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month gives us the chance to celebrate people with Down Syndrome and their abilitites
A few Facts by the National Down Syndrome Society:
National Down Syndrome Society
- Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
- Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. Approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year.
- Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives.
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