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    the use of prenatal testing to determine if a child will be born with genetic conditions, specifically Down syndrome. Klein describes the fears of parents who believe that with less children in the world with Down syndrome, there will be a decrease in the quality of life of those who are already living with the disorder. Klein also describes the fears that with less children born with Down syndrome, there will be a decrease in institutional support and medical funds for research. These fears…

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    It is typically diagnosed after birth or even before the child is born. The reason it is so easy to tell if a child has Down syndrome is based off of the unassuming characteristics that are associated with the disorder. Physical features are altered and are easily noticed, for example, eyes are more upwardly slanted, a lack of muscle tone is evident, and a single deep crease…

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    Ethical Issues On Abortion

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    in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." In the Christian view abortion is wrong because, in God’s eyes, God already knew how the child will be. Even though the child will have Down syndrome that is God’s purpose, for it to have a life that is why it’s placed in Susan’s womb. In Luke 1:36, it talks about Elizabeth would was of an old age was unable to conceive, but God, said she was six months pregnant and In Luke 1:41 it says…

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    What Is Trisomy 21?

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    Trisomy 21? For starters, Trisomy 21 is another for a genetic disease called Down Syndrome. Genetic Home Reference says “Trisomy 21 is a chromosomal condition that is associated with intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone (hypotonia) in infancy. All individuals affected experience cognitive delays, but the intellectual disability is usually mild to moderate. You get Down Syndrome by having a extra set of chromosomes. The female has 2 sets of chromosomes…

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    Intellectual Disabilities

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    The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has a question and answer program, in-depth information on what DS is, myths and truths, and language guides on how to refer to individuals with DS, as well as other resources. Another source of information would be Down Syndrome; from understanding the neurobiology to therapy written by Mara Dierssen and Rafael de la Torre (2012). It explains different…

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    The Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group (2016) is a non-profit and support organization that is dedicated to enhancing the lives of a person with Down syndrome and creating awareness. The group helps to share information on education, health, advocacy, parenting issues, and anything else dealing with Down syndrome. The group offers resources through monthly meetings, public awareness programs, new parent information…

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    Leisure Participation

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    This article is a descriptive review because it is focused on the leisure and social participation in children diagnosed with Down syndrome. The purpose of this study was to describe leisure participation for school-aged children with Down syndrome and to investigate how factors, classified by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, influence their leisure participation (Oates, Bebbington, Bourke, Girdler, & Leonard, 2011, p. 1881).…

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    Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease Leah McCarvill Post University Abstract Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease has been studied to see if there is a biological connection. It has been noted that individual’s with Down syndrome commonly have Alzheimer’s disease later in life. The biological evidence found to connect Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease will be discussed. The correlation between the genetics and biological evidence between the general population and the Down Syndrome…

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    Trisomy 21 Disability

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    Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome. This unique syndrome not only has physical and mental side effects, but it also causes severe health side effects. Down syndrome individuals have a predisposition to periodontal disease; however, prevention precautions can be implemented to create an overall healthy oral cavity. Trisomy 21, more commonly known as down syndrome, is a genetic disorder that arises from a defect involving chromosome 21. Cells in the human body are composed of 23…

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    tests came back positive for Down syndrome. At that point the doctor asked me if I would consider aborting the pregnancy. I was shocked at how fast that became an option, but I knew from the beginning that was never an option for me. Never once did I consider if my husband wanted the opposite of what I did.…

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