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All about down syndrome

beyond the books

One of the many goals of Ello the Fellow is to create awareness and teach people further about Down Syndrome.  Below is information to continue the conversation beyond the books.


What is down Syndrome?

Down Syndrome is when someone has a little extra information in their body that makes them extra  special. Imagine having an extra piece of a puzzle. The extra piece can make someone look and learn a bit differently from others, but does not stop anyone from doing things everyone does like playing, learning, laughing, and making friends. Everyone is unique, and that’s what makes each of us special!

Trisomy 21

Trisomy 21 is another name for Down Syndrome. It is something some people are born with, where they have an extra copy of their 21st chromosome. This is why it’s called Trisomy 21. This extra chromosome changes how the body and brain develop, which can make learning or growing up a bit different from others. People with Down Syndrome might look a bit different and they might take longer to learn new things, but they go to school, make friends, and enjoy the same activities as everyone else. It is important to remember that while everyone is different, everyone also has something unique and valuable to share with the world.

Elliott's actual ​Karyotype Chart :)

More information
Resources coming soon!

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