Down Syndrome Essay

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The Impact on Parents Who Have Children that Have Been Diagnosed with Down syndrome between Ages 0-3 in South Carolina South Carolina State University Qwashema Venable ABSTRACT This paper will outline and discuss the impact on parents who have children that have been diagnosed with Down syndrome between the ages 0-3 years in South Carolina. I will conduct research on finding ways parents cope and receive education along with training and resources. I will outline the history of Down syndrome and how it’s determined if the child has Down syndrome before birth. This paper will explain how having a child with Down syndrome has an Impact on parents, family, and the society. It will also discuss the training resources that South Carolina offers parents that are in need. History of Down syndrome In every cell in the human body there is a nucleus where genetic material is stored in genes. The nucleus of each cell contains twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, a half which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome twenty-one. The additional copy of chromosome twenty-one develops causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. This causes a few common physical traits. It is possible to identify Down syndrome before birth; however, Down syndrome can be identified by having a low muscle tone, small stature, and an upward slant to the eyes. Although, each person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may have these characteristics none of them are the same. Purpose One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome. The purpose of my research is to find the effect on parents who have children that have been diagnosed with Down syndrome between the ages of birth and three years in South Carolina. The researcher will find ways parents receive

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