Friday, December 28, 2012

Down Syndrome Fact.....Did you know?

Did you know that research into Down Syndrome by the National Institute of Health is one of the least funded conditions in the conditions in the United States?

  • NIH research funding for Down syndrome in fiscal year 2010 equaled $50 per each American living with the genetic condition. In contrast, NIH research funding for other conditions per each American with such conditions equaled:
  • $137 for Autism
  • $573 for Fragile X, a genetic condition that leads to developmental disabilities
  • $2,867 for Cystic Fibrosis
  • $322 for Multiple Sclerosis

Be gentle.


  1. Amazing isn't it? Especially when you consider how far these very special can go w/ the right guidance and learning. My son (Mattie,7,) who just got an IPAD for Christmas for learning and then maybe some games. We hid the games in a folder with a fake name. I left the room for a bit on Christmas...came back...he found the games in the folder..shot me that Dennis the Menace smile...and continued playing the Subway Surfer game that we hid from him. Go figure! Happy New Year. Keep the information flowing...

    1. Happy New Year to you and your family! What a fun idea. And your son sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing.

      Be gentle.


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