Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Pakistan Down Syndrome Association (PDSA) is non-profit Organization is affiliated with Down Syndrome International (DSI) UK & working as Country Office of DSI in Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi as Country Representative Organization. PDSA is member of APDSF (Asia Pacific Down Syndrome Federation). PDSA Pakistan is serving since 2009. PDSA has represented Pakistan in Down Syndrome in various International Forums.
Who We Are
What is Down Syndrome?
Down Syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a condition in which a person has an extra chromosome out of 46. Chromosomes are “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms and functions as it grows. Around 01 in every 800 babies will be born with Down syndrome. Down syndrome occurs naturally – there is no known cause. Down syndrome usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues. Down Syndrome condition can be easily rehabilitated through continued Rehabilitation Services. .
PDSA Down Syndrome Rehabilitation Centre
PDSA Karachi has established Rehabilitation Centre in July 2023 to cater needs of rehabilitation to the Children with Intellectual Disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, CP, Dyslexia & others. The Centre provides free Screening, Assessment, Physiotherapy, Psychotherapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Non formal Education, Social engagements, entertainments with Boarding & Day Care facility.
21st March World
Down Syndrome Day & October is Down Sydrome Awareness Month
PDSA has established “PDSA NDF REHAB CENTER” in Karachi. The Rehab Centers cater needs of 100 children with intellectual disabilities Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia & other learning Disabilities (Aged 04-17yrs) with engaging in services of life therapies i.e Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Education, Sports & independent living with 20% boarding and 80% at Day Care services. The children are being provided boarding & Day Care facilities.
PDSA Services benefit in Psychotherapy for Behavioral modification, Aggression Reduction, Activity of Daily Living (ADL) improvements, in Physiotherapy for strengthening/stretching muscles, improving range of motions of all joints/balance/sensation/ flexibility & posturing, in Occupational Therapy for fine motor skills (Dressing, Eating, Hygiene Maintaining [toileting], Gripping, Buttoning), Gross motor skills (Improving walking, Neck Holding, Stepping, Stair climbing), in Speech Therapy for treatment of speech and communication disorders, enabling to talk, in Non-Formal Education for preparation, motivation for schooling to get basics of learnings, in Sports for sports spirit engagement to live active and physical fitness.