Legal Aid & Advisory Authority

  • Chaguanas District Office

    LAAA Staff Support World Down Syndrome Day.

    San Fernando District OfficeDown syndrome continues to be the most common chromosomal disorder among humans. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome. Statistics from Caribbean countries estimate that one child with Down Syndrome is born for every 800 to 1,000 live births. Doctors advise that the risk of children being born with the condition increases in cases where the mother is over the age of 35.