People with Down Syndrome have specific healthcare 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.
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.
Healthcare guidelines help define the standards of
quality care for individuals with Down Syndrome at
different life stages.
Alternative therapies include a wide range of
theories and treatment practices and are defined as
any therapies that are typically not taught in medical
Breaking the News
This section includes tips and advice on how to break
the news that a child has Down syndrome to the family.
Your words will have a lifelong impact so
we have put together this useful guide for your benefit.