The Up Side of Downs of Greater Cleveland provides support to the medical community in many ways:
- Web resource center for your patients and families with a diagnosis of Down syndrome
- Materials available for you to have in your office to support your patients with Down syndrome and their families
- Provides In-Services training bringing staff, multi-media information and materials to medical professionals at their location for presentation
For information, materials or to book a presentation, contact us at the USOD.
We look forward to meeting your needs.
Down Syndrome: Health Issues
Len Leshin, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Pediatrician and father of Avi, born with Down syndrome.
Dr. Leshin has compiled a comprehensive website of briefs and reports on Down syndrome health issues.
Brian Skotko, M.D., M.P.P.
Brian, the sibling of an individual with DS is a resident physician at Children's Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center, has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. In 2001 he co-authored the national award-winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Brian recently authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new and expectant parents. 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. Brian serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society. He further serves on the Professional Advisory Council to the National Down Syndrome Congress.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS - Committee on Genetics Article
Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome - 2007