Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DS and race

I don't usually get into this kind of issue, but this caught my eye today:


The basic data is this:

Whites have been making steady progress in improving prognosis for the various conditions associated with Trisomy 21 since the 70's, but minorities did not even start to catch up until the 90's.  I have not seen more recent data, but I am certain that differences in access to quality pre- and post-natal care, as well as educational and social resources, account for much of these differences.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. There is one more recent study, from 2012. No better news. http://roadwevesharedgzp.weebly.com/the-roadmap-blog/the-intersection-of-awareness-and-health-concerns-for-adults-who-have-down-syndrome
    This disparity is so shocking and frightening, yet it is not really being addressed. I can only hope the more of us talking about it will influence *those who decide* to change these outcomes.


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