Health Outreach

The DSAGC medical outreach program provides health care information about Down syndrome to families in the form of books, articles, and referrals. This program also  provides information about Down syndrome to pediatricians, obstetricians, nurses, social workers, genetic counselors, midwives and other healthcare providers seeking information.  Over 34 area hospital departments and clinics provide our information to their patients who deliver a baby with Down syndrome. A board of 14 medical professionals sit on the Health Advisory Board in order to keep our medical resources accurate and up-to-date.

Health Outreach Coordinator
Kathleen Ferrara

Health Guidelines for Parents

Healthcare Information for Families of Children With Down Syndrome

Health Articles for Parents

Information for Medical Professionals
The DSAGC is a resource center for your patients and families with a diagnosis of Down syndrome. We can provide materials for your office and in-service training to your medical staff.  For information, materials or to book a presentation, please contact Kathleen Ferrara at

Research Opportunities for Individuals with Down Syndrome


Following Guidelines for Healthcare Providers:  Is your provider on board?

The Jane and Richard Thomas Center For Down Syndrome

The Jane and Richard Thomas Center for Down Syndrome offers an innovative approach to care.  We aim to ensure the optimal health, developmental status, social-emotional functioning and adjustment of children with Down syndrome and their families now and in the future.  Find out more!

Additional Resources 

Brighter Tomorrows, Human Development Institute at University of KY

National Down Syndrome Society

National Down Syndrome Congress

Down Syndrome Pregnancy