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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. You can read more in our Program Brochure!
DOWN SYNDROME PROGRAM NEWS!
Are you ready to walk with TEAM DOWN SYNDROME? The Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital will be held on Sunday June 12th! We can't wait to get our amazing team together and raise funds for our Down Syndrome Program! If you can't walk with us please visit our team page and consider supporting a walker! We had so many team members last year it required to pictures to capture them all! Hope you will join us!
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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." quote from Dr. Allen C. Crocker, past Director of DS Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
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.”