Signs and symptoms[ edit ] Venice by the artistic savant Stephen Wiltshire Savant skills are usually found in one or more of five major areas: Advanced memory is the key "superpower" in savant abilities. Hyper-systemizing is an extreme state in the empathizing—systemizing theory that classifies people based on their skills in empathizing with others versus systemizing facts about the external world. Epidemiology of autism There are no objectively definitive statistics about how many people have savant skills. The estimates range from "exceedingly rare"  to one in ten people with autism having savant skills in varying degrees.
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Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21 - Causes, Symptoms and Risks
Be sure to check out the other posts! What is Down Syndrome: Chromosomes hold our genetic information, and there are 23 types of chromosomes. One set of those being your sex chromosomes X, and Y , and the others labeled 1 through When babies are created, they receive 23 chromosomes from their mom contained in her egg and 23 chromosomes from their dad contained in his sperm, totaling 46 chromosomes. Children with Down syndrome are born with an extra 21st chromosome.
DOWN SYNDROME RISK FACTORS
A carrier parent Parents who are carriers of the genetic translocation for Down syndrome have an increased risk depending on the type of translocation. Therefore, prenatal screening and genetic counseling are important. People with Down syndrome rarely reproduce.
Lots of parents face problems — some may have kids that get picked on , others that bully, others with maths problems … you get the idea. The historical evidence they have managed to find seems to point to an Olmec belief that these children were half-divinities. We know these figurines must have come from somewhere in real life, as it is miserably difficult to produce quality art representing humans without a visual reference. The possible reasons for this exclusion of people with Down Syndrome from history records, are a relatively small population, a high rate of infant mortality, and the cultural tendency for women to have children at an extremely young age.