Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Medical Care, Research, Education and Advocacy.
Global recommends parents or caregivers of children with Down syndrome follow the 2011 American Academy of Pediatrics Health Supervision for Children With Down Syndrome. For adults with Down syndrome, Global recommends they or their caregiver follow the 2001 American Family Physician Guidelines For Adults with Down Syndrome.
In addition to following the healthcare guidelines, it may be useful for people with Down syndrome to visit with medical professionals who have significant experience treating people with Down syndrome. To this end, Global has created a map of the US highlighting where there are Down syndrome medical care centers. To be clear, only centers specifically specializing in treating patients with Down syndrome are listed. In order to best help parents, caregivers and self-advocates, Global also created a check list of useful information and contacted each center to verify all the information on the check list.
See if there is a Down syndrome medical care center in your area by clicking on a state:
District of Columbia
States in orange have at least one Down syndrome medical care center, while states in brown currently have none.