Chromosomes appear in almost every cell in the body and hold genetic code that determine traits like hair and eye color.Typically the nucleus of each cell holds 23 pairs of chromosomes, half from each parent.The dichotomy reflected in the show plays out in my real life.My family sent me abroad to study and encourages me to be an independent woman.People with intellectual and development disabilities – such as Down syndrome, autism, and fetal alcohol syndrome – have an unemployment rate of 85 percent in the US.
Despite their fears, their early years have been incredible, Amy said. As their children age, Amy and Ben began to worry about their future.
Intellectually it can manifest itself through delayed speech and mild to moderate cognitive disability.
But that doesn't stop individuals with Down syndrome from attending school and having careers.
'Once you know what Down syndrome is, once you have spent time with somebody that has it, you cannot help but want to be around more people that have Down syndrome.'It was a journey to reach that point.
Online research taught them that Down syndrome manifests is various ways from delays in growth and motor skills to levels of intellectual disability.