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Adult Down Syndrome Programs

Adult Down Syndrome Program

The Center for Special Health Care Needs provides a centralized location to manage common health issues associated with Down syndrome. We can help you to address age-related health risks such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis that you might face as you grow older. Our compassionate team can also handle annual pelvic exams, pap smears and other routine exams for women. You can be sedated for these exams if needed.

Our goal is to allow to you to receive personalized treatment in a warm and friendly environment. We consider each person’s quality of life, personal goals, social and living situation, and access to support from friends and family. Our team will manage referrals and follow-up care with health care specialists and connect you with community resources. 

Your visit to the Down syndrome consult program will consist of a customized, comprehensive evaluation with a team of medical experts who specialize in the care of individuals with Down syndrome. You and your family can consult our specialists even if you already have a primary care physician. Or you can work with our team over a longer time period.

We can work together to determine what is right for you, and this could include:

  • Managing chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and thyroid issues.
  • Treating colds, sprains and other non-life threatening illnesses and injuries.
  • Making sure you receive screenings and preventive care to keep you from developing lifelong conditions.

To discuss your health concerns and how our team can help, call 302-320-6300.