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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder where a person is born with an extra copy of a specific chromosome. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6,000 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. That’s about one in every 700 babies born in the United States.

For more information on Down Syndrome in general or on National Down Syndrome Awareness Month specifically, click here.

As part of the awareness month, the Marion Chronicle-Tribune published an editorial supporting the cause. To read it, click here.