Down Syndrome is a condition in which excess genetic material (an extra no. 21 chromosome) causes a variety of typical physical and mental phenomena. This affects the child's development and his medical condition from the moment of his birth. There are substantial differences in the medical and functional conditions between every child with Down Syndrome. Giving medical, para-medical, and educational solutions as well as multi-factorial support to the children and their families can create a noticable improvement in many abilities and functions, and raise the chances for an independent life, rich community life and fitting into the work force. For much more detailed information about the syndrome, see links below.
Prof. Kerem Eitan, Dr. Tenenbaum Ariel and Nurse Yael Castiel received an award from The Shalem Foundation for their activity in The Down Syndrome Treatment Center during the year 2010.
A new discovery in The Down Syndrome Treatment Center in Hadassah - A new blood test will be able to identify Down syndrome as early as during 11-12 weeks of pregnancy. Click here for the full article.