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Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome: A Legacy Supporter Update!

What You Need to Know

Overview & Speakers:

We look forward to sharing our progress and to providing a sneak peek with you at our exclusive webinar for our generous Global Members and guideline supporters. This webinar is in addition to our quarterly Global Membership webinar series and is an exclusive, free benefit to YOU our Legacy Supporters. In this webinar Global President and CEO, Michelle Sie Whitten, and Director of Adult Initiatives & Special Projects, Bryn Gelaro, to present on the following topics:

Results from our focus groups

Success stories (already)

PICOTS & Grade System framework

Managing Expectations – what the guidelines do and do not include

Overachieving! Possible Toolkits…

Distribution, Education & Outreach

How you can help

Michelle Sie Whitten, MA

Michelle Sie Whitten, MA

Michelle Sie Whitten, MA is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global). Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education, and Advocacy. Prior to her career in the non-profit sector, Michelle was a cable TV pioneer in East Asia working for Liberty Media Corporation and Starz Encore. Her academic career was focused on international security and diplomacy and she holds a Masters degree and business certificate from Harvard University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree from Tufts University and studied Mandarin Chinese and Women Studies at Peking University. Michelle is married to Tom, a British curator of Chinese contemporary art and they have two adorable kids, one of whom has Down syndrome.

Bryn Gelaro, LSW

Bryn Gelaro, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker with background in behavioral health with adults with Down syndrome. Bryn was a consultant for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation from 2015 to 2017 prior to her current position as the Director of Adult Initiatives and Special Projects. Her work includes supporting Global’s efforts to open a World Class Medical Clinic for adults with Down syndrome and overseeing international projects, including in Uganda and Albania. Bryn is the co-Author and project manager for the Global Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome overseeing the communication between work group members, maintaining guideline deliverables and timeline, and managing the edits of the guideline manuscript. Bryn earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters degree in social work from the University of Chicago. She completed her Master’s graduate field training at the Adult Down Syndrome Clinic in Chicago where she was fortunate to have mentorship from Dr. Dennis McGuire and Dr. Brian Chicoine.

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