Florida Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers

There are currently 2 Down syndrome medical care centers in Florida:

Down Syndrome Center at Hope Haven – Jacksonville

Affiliation: Hope Haven Children’s Clinic
Summary: We are an educationally-focused strength-based interdisciplinary team. We believe that every area of a child’s development impacts future growth and progress cognitively as well as physically and our team evaluations determine what, if anything is happening that might interfere with the child’s ability to continue to maximize learning and/or overall progress. We also offer ongoing therapies, tutoring, counseling, after-school programs and camps for the local Down syndrome population weekly, year-long. An included VPK serves children with Down syndrome as well.
Ages Served: Prenatal -21 years. We serve families from many foreign countries as well as all over the US.
Hours and Days of Operation: Daily 8am-6pm and later for the DS tutoring program
Address: 4600 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Website: www.hope-haven.org/down-syndrome-counseling/
Email: lauraw@hope-haven.org
Appointments: 904-346-5100 ext. 286
General Phone Number: 904-346-5100
Clinical Director: Laura Watts, M.Ed., program director and educational consultant
Services provided:
Behavioral MD
Physical Therapist
Occupational Therapist
Speech and Language Pathologist
Apraxia Specialist
Social Worker
Education/Inclusion Specialist
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Genetic Counselor
BCABA specialists
Year Established: 1996
Down Syndrome Patients Seen Annually:
Approximately 110
Length of Waitlist: 12-14 months
Medicaid Accepted? No – 70-80% coverage through private sources for all families regardless of income
Insurance accepted? No – 70-80% coverage through private sources for all families regardless of income

Mailman Center for Child Development – Miami

Affiliation: University of Miami Hospital, JM Hospital
Summary: We are one of the top 10 programs in the United States for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities and chronic illness. The Mailman Center is located on the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center campus and annually serves over 19,000 children, youths, and their families. The staff at the Center give special care to identifying the concerns and priorities of each individual and family. The family and professional staff then work closely to decide which of those services would best meet all family members’ needs. Although the Mailman Center is not Down syndrome-specific, the center addresses concerns of individuals with developmental disabilities and children with special health care needs through research, clinical service, training for professionals, parental workshops and advocacy.
Address: 1601 Northwest 12 Avenue Miami, FL 33136
Website: pediatrics.med.miami.edu/mailman-center/
General Phone Number: 305-243-6631

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