Pakistan Down Syndrome Association (PDSA) was established in 2009. The purpose of this DPO was to raise awareness about rights of Down Syndrome children in Pakistan. Peoples are unaware about the Down Syndrome and its identifications. There are hundreds of down syndrome children in Pakistan, they are not visible. People have hidden their children into homes.
PDSA Pakistan is committed to make the people of this country aware about Down Syndrome children and promotion of rights of children.
WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME?
A congenital disorder caused by having an extra 21st chromosome; results in a flat face and short stature and mental retardation. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British physician who described the syndrome in 1866 who first described the syndrome as disorder.
It is very important to stimulate, encourage, and educate children with Down syndrome from infancy. Programs for young children with special needs are offered in many communities. Early intervention programs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy can be very helpful.