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Name  Down's Syndrome
Related to/Also known as  Down Syndrome
Symptoms
"Down's syndrome, also known as Down syndrome, is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and characteristic physical features."
Source: NHS Choices
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/downs-syndrome/pages/introduction.aspx
Useful National contacts

Down's Syndrome Association
Helpline: 0333 1212 300
Link opens in new window www.downs-syndrome.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/for-families-and-carers/local-support-groups


Down's Syndrome Scotland
Phone: 0131 442 8840
Link opens in new window www.dsscotland.org.uk

Down's Heart Group
Phone: 0300 102 1644
Link opens in new window www.dhg.org.uk
Mencap
charity for people with a learning disability
Helpline 0808 808 1111
Link opens in new window www.mencap.org.uk
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window www.mencap.org.uk/search/groups
News and events  
Online resources Down's syndrome (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/downs-syndrome/pages/introduction.aspx
Down syndrome (Contact A Family)
Link opens in new window www.cafamily.org.uk/medical-information/conditions/d/down-syndrome
Our resources

The library at the Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability related issues.

This includes information on Down's and epilepsy, and on Down's and dementia.