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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Mendrisio. Fondazione Diamante. Gaia Mereu (C) works two days a week at "Il Punto" which is a protected laboratory offering adults with moderate working skills or disabilities an opportunity to carry out production activities in a protected environment. The woman in charge of the workshop is busy working with a sewing machine. Gaia Mereu is a dancing member of MOPS_DanceSyndrome which is an independent Swiss artistic, cultural and social organisation operating in the field of contemporary dance and disability. It is composed only of Down dancers. Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21 It is usually associated with physical growth delays, mild to moderate intellectual disability, and characteristic facial features. 10.02.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef