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2023 May GLOBAL Newsletter

May 31st, 2023 by admin

GLOBAL Ambassador Grace Brennan, a Successful Dance Recital, Mother’s Day Appreciation, Alzheimer’s Breakthrough, and more – Your May Newsletter!

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is attending and presenting at the 21st annual American Academy of Developmental Medicine & Dentistry (AADMD) One Voice Conference, May 4-7, at the Westin Denver International Airport

Today, May 5, 2023, GLOBAL and self-advocate Taylor Shelsta will graciously accept the AADMD “Local Hero” award recognizing the outstanding work and dedication to inclusive health exhibited in the groundbreaking Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome (GLOBAL Adult Guideline). The GLOBAL Adult Guideline provides first-in-kind, evidence-based medical recommendations to support clinicians in their care of adults with Down syndrome. An accessible family-friendly version for non-medical professionals is available for free download on the GLOBAL website.

“GLOBAL is honored to receive AADMD’s Local Hero award,” says Bryn Gelaro. “Dr. Tyler and many other AADMD members were a pivotal resource for us when creating the GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome. Together, we are taking steps towards making healthcare a more inclusive place for adults with Down syndrome.”

GLOBAL Research & Medical Care senior director Bryn Gelaro was joined by the AADMD president and GLOBAL Guideline author, Dr. Carl Tyler, the medical director for Denver Health and GLOBAL Adult Down Syndrome Pilot Clinic, Dr. Barry Martin, and GLOBAL self-advocate, Connor Long, to present GLOBAL’s Adult Guideline. The panel titled “Show Me the Evidence! Newest Health Care Guidelines for Adults with Down syndrome” took place today from 1:40 PM to 2:40 PM MST.

The 2023 AADMD One Voice Conference is centered around navigating uncertainty and preparing for inclusive care in any circumstance. The four-day conference had various panels and breakout sessions discussing how to prepare for, pivot and pilot inclusive health.

GLOBAL is honored to be partnering with AADMD on various projects that will help medical professionals, self-advocates and families access valuable resources that will inform quality medical care practices for people with Down syndrome.