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Down Syndrome Facts and FAQs

In the U.S., Down syndrome is the least funded major genetic condition by our National Institutes of Health despite being the most frequent chromosomal disorder. Because of this, and because of lack of funding from other government organizations, there is surprisingly little known definitively about the condition. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is committed to funding medical and basic research that will provide answers to the many questions that remain.

Did You Know?

In 1886 English physician John Langdon Down linked physical characteristics of people with Down syndrome to decreased intellectual ability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Global is working hard with other organizations

We work with the National Institute for Childhood Health and Human Development, the Down Syndrome Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus, the National Down Syndrome Congress, Research Down Syndrome and others to ensure that the National Institutes of Health and other Federal Government agencies provide a fair share of research funds to help people with Down syndrome. Let us know if you have any questions, comments or would like to learn more about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.