Often because of stereotypes and out dated medical misconceptions, parents facing a pre- or post-natal diagnosis of Down syndrome are often left confused and scared. In an effort to help medical professionals deliver appropriate, research-based information to new parents, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma has developed a medical outreach team.
This team delivers information packets about Down syndrome to doctors’ offices and hospitals that can be given to parents upon receiving a diagnosis. Information in the packet comes from a number of sources including the National Institute of Health, National Down Syndrome Association, Global Down Syndrome Foundation and National Down Syndrome Congress. It also includes stories from families in Oklahoma about their journey with a child with Down syndrome.
If you are interested in receiving packets at your medical facility please contact Megan Winkler at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 405.600.9981.
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