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With early intervention and special education, the outlook for children with Down syndrome is far brighter than it once was. Still, at Children’s Hospital Boston, we understand that a diagnosis of Down syndrome comes with a lot of questions and concerns about your child’s health. We’ve provided some answers to some of those questions here, and when you meet with our team of experts, they will be able to address all of your questions and explain your child’s condition in more detail.
Here are some of the basics about Down syndrome:
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches Down syndrome:
At Children’s Down Syndrome Program in the Developmental Medicine Center, we offer multidisciplinary clinical evaluations for people with Down syndrome from birth until the age of 18. With each appointment, we are also able to make referrals and connections with any of our other specialty clinics.
Our 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.
Down syndrome: Reviewed by Emily Jean Davidson, MD, and Brian Skotko, MD © Children’s Hospital Boston, 2011
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