A condition affecting a person on the basic genetic level in which one chromosome splits in three instead of two and causes heart defects, thyroid conditions, shorter extremities and slower brain development. Although, their brains are slower to develop, you won't find any of them judging so harshly that they will be sending ignorant definitions out for everyone to see. They will also never judge you for having no genetic reason to be as stupid as you so obviously represent yourself to be, as referenced by your definitions.
My niece has Down Syndrome and she is one of the joys of my life. She is not ugly in body nor in spirit. In fact, she loves unconditionally, so unlike those of us who take kindness for granted so much that we forget how to show it.
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Technichally, Down Syndrome is a mental disability possesed from birth, where the 21st chromosome pair in each cell has an extra. This makes a total of 47 chromosomes per cell instead of the standard 46. This "little something extra" makes them learn and look a bit differently than most people.

People with Downs Syndrome can lead very normal lives, it just takes them more time and effort to learn. They are usually very honest and careing, and never judgemental. They make wonderful friends, because they usually have a refreshingly clear view of what does and does not matter in life.

Raised in the right environment (ie. a happy and nurturing family) kids with Down Syndrome are an asset to society. The biggest challange they face is the rude and downright hateful disrespect shown to them by ignorant people. People with Down Syndrom deserve respect just as much as anyone else.
Isaac was born with Down Syndrome, but his family is happy because they realize that with love and patience, there is nothing that Isaac can't do.

Some of the athletes in the special olympics have Down Syndrome.
by ButterflyMusic May 26, 2011
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A real mental disorder that is made fun of by cynical assholes and the ignorant. These are usually the same kind of people who tease those who are autistic.
You people should be ashamed of your pathetic selves for judging those afflicted with Down Syndrome
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A condition which makes your facial features look different and you have learning difficulties. It can also stunt your growth.
You lot are horrible, immature bastards! What's the point in making fun of people with learning difficulties and different facial features. It's pathetic and you people need to get a life.
by Glittery Goddess June 15, 2004
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Isaiah has the condition "Down Syndrome", but most importantly, he has captured our hearts!
by Noni Sha September 12, 2006
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• Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in a baby's cells. 3 copies of chromosome 21, instead of the usual 2 copies.
• Around one in every 1000 babies born will have Down syndrome.
• There are over 40,000 people in the UK with the condition.
Down's syndrome is not a disease. People with Down's syndrome are not ill and do not "suffer" from the condition.
• People with the syndrome will have a learning difficulty; about half will have a heart defect needing operation after birth. However, people with Down's syndrome walk and talk, read and write, go to school and lead fulfilling, semi-independent lives. They tend to be particularly good at relating to other people, mimicry, acting, dancing and music.

• The life expectancy of people with Down syndrome has doubled since the early 1980s due to better medical care and heart operations. 44% of people with Down's syndrome today are living into their 60's.
• In the United States about 20% of adults with Down syndrome do some form of paid work.

As with other forms of disability and difference, children who have not been taught better may use "Downs" or "Downs Syndrome" or "Special Needs" as an abusive term for other children. This is not all that common with "Down Syndrome" though previous terms for people with Down Syndrome (such as "Mongoloid" "Mongol" (shortened to "Mong") and "Retard" have been and still are used abusively and as a result have dropped out of normal use.
"We now know that the child with Down syndrome
can gain significantly from the language and social
skills they observe in their typically-developing peers.
They flourish with exposure to the rich language and
play experiences they witness around them. We also
know that the other children, too, benefit from
having a child with special needs as a peer. "
by Boring Typical Syndrome Dad March 21, 2018
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