Let's Swim One More Lap

Let's Swim One More Lap

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Credit: Bruce Roberts/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: David Roberts, 2 years old, at his swimming lesson which helped improve his ability to walk well. From the book David , John Knox Press, Richmond, Virginia. David has Down Syndrome (DS) or Down's syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, a genetic disorder, associated with the presence of an extra chromosome 21, characterized by mild to severe mental impairment, weak muscle tone, shorter stature, and a flattened facial profile. Many children with Down syndrome who have received family support, enrichment therapies and tutoring can graduate from high school and some participate in post-secondary education as well. David is now in his late 40's and living in a home for mentally and physically challenged adults.

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