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      Dr. Brian Skotko: "Keeping Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome Healthy: All the Medical Updates Parents Need To know" And "Taking Care of Your Family: Celebrating The Highs And Surviving The Lows" in Clinton


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      November 18, 2019

      Monday   9:00 AM

      185 Woods Park Drive
      Clinton, New York

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      Dr. Brian Skotko: "Keeping Children and Adolescents With Down Syndrome Healthy: All the Medical Updates Parents Need To know" And "Taking Care of Your Family: Celebrating The Highs And Surviving The Lows"

      Join us Monday, November 18th for a two-part presentation by Dr. Brian Skotko.  In the first part, Dr. Skotko reviews all of the questions and concerns that parents most often have about their sons and daughters with Down syndrome. He provides the answers and action steps, stemming from the latest clinical research on people with Down syndrome. Based on his clinical experience in the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Skotko makes sure that every parent can anticipate medical conditions so that the potentials of all people with Down syndrome are maximized. ​ In the second part of our seminar, Dr. Skotko will discuss taking care of your family.  Raising a son or daughter with Down syndrome is a journey full of celebrations–and challenges!  Sue Levine, Brian Skotko, and Rick Goldstein recently published three landmark research papers in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. They surveyed more than 3,000 mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and people with Down syndrome nationwide, asking them about family life when someone has Down syndrome. How did families respond? And, what does this research mean for you and your family?  What strategies can your family use to weather the stormy times and value the shining moments.  During this workshop, you will also learn about ways in which family experiences play an important role in informing expectant parents who receive the new prenatal tests for Down syndrome. About Dr. Skotko: A Board-certified medical geneticist, Dr. Skotko is the Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at Massachusetts General Hospital.  As the Director of the hospital’s Down Syndrome Program, he has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. He co-authored the national award-winning books, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School, and he is currently an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Skotko is  a leader on clinical and translational research about Down syndrome. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s “On Point,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Dr. Skotko has a sister with Down syndrome and serves on the Honorary Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress.

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