The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

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Health Care

Featured ImagePeople with Down syndrome have specific health care needs above and beyond standard medical care. This section includes information on conditions that are more likely to occur in individuals with Down syndrome, as well as health care guidelines and a map of specialty clinics for people with Down syndrome.

  1. Associated Conditions

    People with Down syndrome are at increased risk for certain health problems compared to the general population. This section offers information about these health issues.

  2. Health Care Guidelines

    Health care guidelines help define the standards of quality care for individuals with Down syndrome. In addition to specific recommendations for screening tests, they include information about the kinds of medical conditions that individuals with Down syndrome are at risk for and suggestions for early intervention, diet and exercise and other issues across the lifespan.

  3. Health Care Providers

    This database of clinical providers with specialty services available for patients with Down syndrome was created by NDSS in partnership with its Clinical Advisory Board. All information included in this database was provided by the institutions themselves through a survey conducted by NDSS.

  4. Medication and Prescription Considerations

    This section reviews general principles to keep mind with regard to medication.

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