National Consortium Creates Important Covid-19/Down Syndrome Resource
The unprecedented spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) presents the world with a unique challenge and calls for a united response to betterunderstand its impact on the Down syndrome community. Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) is proud to collaborate with Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) , LuMind IDSC Foundation (LuMind IDSC), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG) and Down syndrome medical experts to publish a new resource.
PRESS RELEASE: National Down Syndrome Organizations combine efforts to publish Q&A on COVID-19 and Down syndrome.
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome - Expanded Version
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome - Abbreviated Version
Q&A on COVID-19 and Down Syndrome - Materials in Spanish
DSMIG-USA is a group of health professionals committed to promoting the optimal health care and wellness of individuals with DS across the lifespan. Members of this DSMIG-USA are professionals from a variety of disciplines who provide care to individuals with Down syndrome and/or their families. This may include physicians, scientists, psychologists, nurses, genetic counselors, educators, therapists, clinic coordinators, and related health professionals. Members may also include individuals who engage in research or health policy relevant to Down syndrome. Most members work in specialized Down syndrome clinics, at academic institutions, university- and community-based medical centers, or private practice. Students, Residents, Fellows and other Trainees are welcome to join.
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