In the end of 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st as World Down Syndrome Day. The General Assembly wanted to raise awareness about Down syndrome in all the people and all the organizations related to the United Nations, as well as in every public and private organization.\n\n\n\nThis genetic disorder is present in one of every 700 newborns in the United States and there are approximately 6000 babies who are born with this condition in this country each year. Therefore Down Syndrome is the most usual chromosomal disorder in society.\n\n\n\n\n\nAccording to an article in\nNational Down Syndrome Society the disorder was named after Dr. Down: “for\ncenturies, people with Down syndrome have been alluded to in art, literature\nand science. It wasn’t until the late nineteenth century, however, that John\nLangdon Down, an English physician, published an accurate description of a\nperson with Down syndrome. It was this scholarly work, published in 1866, that\nearned Down the recognition as the “father” of the syndrome. Although other\npeople had previously recognized the characteristics of the syndrome, it was\nDown who described the condition as a distinct and separate entity”.\n\nDoctors\nand scientists are always researching about new conditions, characteristics,\nneeds and challenges that people with Down syndrome face. However, it is also\nimportant to increase understanding of this syndrome in everyone, especially in\ngovernments that need to help improve these people´s quality of life.