We believe in a holistic approach to the care of individuals with Down syndrome. Our clinical evaluations consist of one and a half hours comprehensive assessment with a team of physicians, pediatric occupational therapists, and clinic coordinators. During the assessment, families receive referrals to specialists who have an interest in meeting the needs of individuals with Down syndrome. Our providers also collaborate with primary care physicians and other providers to ensure a positive continuum of care.
Keeping up with the latest medical and educational advancements can be challenging. At the center, we provide families with a variety of educational opportunities. We have a lending library of books, periodicals, and videos. We also offer trainings on different topics such as inclusion and financial planning. We meet with families to review Individual Education Plans and attend IEP meetings. The center also offers training to pediatric and family medicine residents, therapist, nurses, and educational providers in order increase awareness and support for individuals with Down syndrome.
The EPDSC understands the complex needs of the family, and aims to provide support and resources to assist families in their journey. We support new families through our new parent group and by providing connections to families that have similar medical or educational needs. We provide networking opportunities through annual social events and gatherings. We also assist families in locating medical, educational, and recreational or social services in their area.