A closeup portrait of a mother holding her smiling and happy young son with Down Syndrome.

“The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for pediatricians and families affected by a diagnosis of Down syndrome, the most common chromosomal cause of intellectual disability.

In a clinical report published in the May 2022 Pediatrics, “Health Supervision for Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome,” the AAP says that improvement in care and quality of life has increased the life expectancy of people with Down syndrome to an average age of 60.

Typically, a diagnosis of Down syndrome is confirmed by chromosome analysis or suspected by prenatal screening. Written by the AAP Council on Genetics, the clinical report covers questions concerning prenatal intervention. It also breaks down the care and treatment of children with Down syndrome by age…”

Read more about care of children with down syndrome here: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/news/Pages/aap-updates-recommendations-for-care-of-children-with-down-syndrome.aspx

Your child care checklist. HealthyChildren.org. (n.d.). Retrieved May 27, 2022, from https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-and-child-care/Pages/your-child-care-checklist.aspx