Through education, celebration, and awareness, October brings our attention to some important topics. Join us in honoring Down Syndrome Awareness Month, LGBTQ+ History Month, and National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and stay tuned to our social media for highlights about how our team is learning and commemorating.
Down Syndrome Awareness Month
ZIM is commemorating Down Syndrome Awareness Month by sharing important information about the syndrome.
Did you know?
Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition with about 6,000 babies born with the syndrome annually.
Down syndrome It is associated with delays in physical growth, characteristic facial features and intellectual disability.
The average IQ of an adult with Down syndrome is equivalent to that of an 8-year-old.
The cause of the syndrome is an extra chromosome, and the likelihood becomes more prevalent the older the mother.
Down syndrome has nothing to do with race, nationality, socioeconomic status, religion, or anything the mother or father did during pregnancy.