Down syndrome is a qualifying condition for Supplemental Security Income. Although most people are familiar with Down syndrome, there is much left to learn about its effects on those who live with it. A recent study published in the journal Aging Cell last month is helping to bring us closer to understanding how it affects the lives of many people in Dallas.
The study found that people with Down syndrome age at more rapid pace than people who develop at a typical rate. The information they collected during this study is important to the Down syndrome community because the current average life span of someone who lives with Down syndrome is just 60 years.