New Boston Central School is celebrating World Down’s Syndrome Awareness Day by wearing “funky socks” on March 21, 2018.
Down’s syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by the presence of 3 copies of the 21st chromosome instead of the usual 2. It’s the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and cause of learning disabilities in children. It also commonly causes other medical abnormalities, including heart and gastrointestinal disorders (Mayo Clinic).
Early intervention programs with a team of therapists and social educators who can treat each child’s specific situation are helpful in managing Down syndrome.
We know that NBCS is a “special place to learn and grow” and we support the uniqueness of all our students!
Join us in wearing your funkiest socks! If possible, please send your child to school on Wednesday with the “funkiest socks” they can find. Thank you for your support.