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National conference on Down syndrome held

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government organised a national conference on here today, to provide parents and families information about latest developments in education and of people with the disorder.

A book, titled 'Twilights Children', based on the lives of persons suffering from was released on the occasion.

is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities. Delayed development and behavioural problems are often reported in children suffering from it.

"The objective of this conference was to provide excellent opportunities to the parents to obtain information about latest development in education and of persons with Down syndrome. Moreover, assessment/screening sessions were also conducted for the children with it," the ministry said in a statement.

The conference was organised by the National Trust, under the

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First Published: Mon, March 26 2018. 21:05 IST