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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.

  1. About Health Care Guidelines

    Specialized health care guidelines for individuals with Down syndrome help define potential health care needs for parents so they can better communicate with their primary-care physician.

  2. Prenatal - Age 21

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has developed specialized health care information for families of children with Down syndrome that spans the prenatal period through age 21.

  3. Adult

    Based on the 1999 Down Syndrome Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome as published in Down Syndrome Quarterly (Volume 4, Number 3, September, 1999, pp. 1-16).

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