About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition resulting from the presence of all or a partial extra copy of chromosome 21 – individuals with Down syndrome have 47 instead of the usual 46 chromosomes.  This additional genetic material alters development and causes the physical characteristics associated with Down syndrome. Space

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New & Expectant Parents

You can count on the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio to be supportive, informative and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and the DSANEO is proud to make these connections happen.

 

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Family Engagement

One of the best ways to meet other parents is to get involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio Family Support Groups. These groups can provide you with an excellent forum for sharing your feelings and concerns as a new parent, and an opportunity to learn from the experiences of others who have been in your shoes.

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