The Down Syndrome Clinic, a subspecialty program within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, offers specialized services as well as interdisciplinary and comprehensive evaluations for children with Down syndrome and their families, providing care from birth through late adolescence. During your visit, you can expect to meet with a physician as well as a care team of experts from other therapy disciplines. The team is structured to meet the needs of your child and may grow over time. Clinic staff also work closely with children, parents, medical specialists, community physicians, community-based parent groups and educators to best care for and support your child before, during and after your initial visit.
A world where all individuals with Down syndrome are fully included and integrated into society and seen as valued members of our communities.
A world where all individuals with Down syndrome are provided with the support needed to reach their full potential and engage at the highest possible capacity in family, school and community life.
To evaluate and offer evidence-based care recommendations for each unique patient with Down syndrome according to his or her specific needs, focusing on medical comorbidities, cognitive and neurodevelopmental concerns, behavioral and mental health needs, and educational, vocational, and social challenges. To promote education about the issues that are important to individuals with Down syndrome, ranging from prenatal testing and counseling to the myriad of medical and developmental concerns that may arise throughout the lifespan. To promote research endeavors geared towards better understanding the medical and developmental consequences of trisomy 21, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting the lived experience of individuals with Down syndrome.