Get the latest Sheffield news and updates delivered straight to your inbox - sign up for free email updates. Harper Bailey, three, from Sheffield , has been modelling since she was a baby through her mum Nicola's Instagram account. Mum Nicola started the social media account to document her pregnancy with Harper and her twin sister Quinn. She also made it her mission to raise awareness for Down Syndrome and change peoples perception following Harper's diagnosis with the condition.
Very seldom is Down syndrome inherited. Mental disability is present in some degree, but is often only mild or moderate and may manifest itself in developmental delays, causing short attention span, poor judgment, and slow learning. But is it possible for people with Down syndrome to reproduce? There is limited scientific information about the fertility of men with Down syndrome. There have been only three or more paternity suits that confirmed a man with Down syndrome as being the father of the child.
Student with Down Syndrome asks girl with the same condition to be his date for homecoming
Growth charts for children with Down syndrome in the United States are available for download below. These charts can help healthcare providers monitor growth among children with Down syndrome and assess how well a child with Down syndrome is growing when compared to peers with Down syndrome. Clinical Growth Charts.
As human beings, individuals with Down syndrome have the right to emotionally satisfying and culturally appropriate sexual expression. As patients, they have the right to routine reproductive health care provided to the general population. Cognitive and language disabilities may predispose this population to unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease, and sexual exploitation. Sex education tailored to cognitive level, learning style, and living arrangements is essential to the education of children and young adults with Down syndrome.