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For Medical Professionals


The DSCBA offers information and resources to help you provide the best care possible for your patients with Down syndrome and for your new or expectant families.

We provide:

  • Presentations (via Zoom or, in non-COVID times, in person) for medical professionals and staff that includes:
    • Current information about Down syndrome
    • Supportive ways to deliver a diagnosis to a new family 
    • How to best support families receiving a new diagnosis
    • Local and national resources for families
  • Free materials to share with families about Down syndrome in English and Spanish. 
  • Some clinicians may also have questions about the specific implications of COVID-19 for people with Down syndrome.

Thank you for taking time to research options that will help you provide individuals with Down syndrome and their families the information, resources, and support they need.


If you are interested in scheduling a presentation like the one below, receiving medical outreach materials, or if you have additional questions, please contact Laura Gordon, Medical Outreach Alliance Coordinator, at lgordon@dscba.org or (925) 362-8660 x 108


 

Resources

More Information
  • Lettercase.org  - Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” is available for free as a web app and copies are available for purchase. Medical providers can receive one free copy or contact MedicalOutreach@dscba.org to arrange a copy. 

  • Brighter-tomorrows.org - Free on-line training module for medical professionals on how to deliver a diagnosis according to the recognized best practices. 


The Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network has put together a video with recent diagnosis experiences from families and medical providers about how a Down syndrome diagnosis CAN go well. 

A Diagnosis Can Go Well - Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network