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10 Famous And Successful People With Down’s Syndrome – Disability Horizons

Friday, 4 November, 2022

10 Famous And Successful People With Down’s Syndrome – Disability Horizons

What is Down’s syndrome?

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes – one half is given to us by our mother and the other half by our father. They determine what we look like – our gender, eye and hair colour, height and so on. A person with Down’s syndrome has an additional full or partial copy of chromosome 21.

There are three types of Down’s syndrome. They range in severity but the difference can’t be distinguished without looking at the chromosome itself with a microscope.

There are certain physical characteristics that identify a person as having Down’s syndrome, such as the shape of their eyes, an enlarged tongue, shorter stature, hands and feet, as well as a learning disability and/or heart and gastrointestinal disorders.

Read more at: https://disabilityhorizons.com/2022/10/10-famous-and-successful-people-with-downs-syndrome/

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