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The Down Syndrome Program in the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children's Hospital offers multidisciplinary clinical evaluations for people with Down syndrome from birth until the age of 22. With each appointment, we are also able to make referrals and connections with any of the other specialty clinics at Boston Children's.  The Down Syndrome Program is more than a clinic, however. We strive to provide resources, advocacy, and supports to all families, depending on their individual needs.



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DS Program Newsletter, #1 


SAVE THE DATE:   Intro to Baby Sign Language!

Saturday, February 28th from 3pm - 5pm

This workshop will provide an introduction to using American Sign Language vocabulary with your baby to facilitate early communication.  You will learn when to start, what signs to start with, and strategies for incorporating sign language into your daily routine.  This workshop is taught by Lane Rebelo, LCSW, owner and instructor of Tiny Signs of MetroWest Boston.  Lane is certified as a Master Instructor with Signing Times Academy and is also a licensed social worker.  We can have 20 families participate so please call or email Angela to reserve your spot!  We are grateful to the funds we raise so we can offer this workshop to families at no charge!  Children are totally welcome and encouraged to attend!

Angela 857-218-4329 or email at


DS Program Team Members Include:

  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Pediatrician/Child Neurologist 
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist  
  • Pediatric Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Nutritionist
  • Dentist
  • Orthodontist
  • Audiologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Patient Liaison

Our Vision: All individuals with Down syndrome are physically and emotionally healthy, engaged at their highest capacity in school or vocation, have meaningful family and social relationships, and are valued members of their communities.

Our Mission: To partner with families, interdisciplinary providers, and researchers to evaluate, treat, and investigate medical, cognitive, neurodevelopmental, educational, mental health, behavioral and social needs of individuals with Down syndrome from the time of diagnosis until transition to adult care.




"Families often say their most exciting child is their child with Down Syndrome."
-- Allen Crocker, MD, past director of the Down Syndrome Program at Children's





The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO