How to Give a DS Dx

The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) has prepared a comprehensive guide Discussing Down Syndrome: A Physician’s Guide, to assist physicians facing the challenge of informing parents that a child has or may have Down syndrome.

Careful, well-informed consultations delivered with sensitivity can have a dramatic impact on parents’ mental wellness and ability to cope.  What you say and how you say it will have a life-long impact on the health and well being of your patient and child.

USOD asks you to encourage the healthcare providers that you know and work with to read this guide.

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