For Medical Professionals

About Health Care Guidelines

Original Interview With William I. Cohen, M.D. on the Significance of Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines.

An Open Letter To OB/GYNs

An Open Letter To Every OB/GYN On The Planet: How To Deliver A Down Syndrome Diagnosis, The Right Way.

CDC Growth Charts for Children with Down Syndrome

New growth charts (2015) for children with Down syndrome in the United States are available for download. These charts can help healthcare providers monitor growth among children with Down syndrome and assess how well a child with Down syndrome is growing when compared to peers with Down syndrome.

Down Syndrome Clinic at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

The clinic provides comprehensive care and professional services to children and teens with Down syndrome. The clinic staff assists patients in finding therapeutic services and educational/behavioral support and providing a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. 

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network has a goal to ensure families who receive a Down syndrome diagnosis receive current information and support.

Funding Assistance for Adaptive Equipment

Sometimes it can seem impossible to find funding for a piece of adaptive equipment you know will vastly enrich and enhance your child or client’s life. Includes Online funding resource guides and a list of funds and foundations set up to help with funding for disabilities.

Health Care Guidelines

Most recent American Academy of Pediatrics medical guidelines for Children with Down syndrome.

IDD Toolkit Telehealth Project

IDD Toolkit Telehealth Project is offered for Tennessee physicians, advanced practice nurses, and physician assistants. These tools, except for Autism table, were developed by the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Initiative (DDPCI) (2005-2014).

Key Advice from Behavioral Expert

Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., two-time recipient of Global’s Award of Excellence—in Medical Outreach and Psychology, shares three important takeaways regarding behavioral health in people with Down syndrome:

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Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation’s Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis is an accurate, balanced, and up-to-date booklet for use when delivering a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

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