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Adult Down Syndrome Center FAQs

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Do you accept new patients from outside the state of Illinois?

No. For more information, please see our out of state policy

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At what age do you start seeing patients?

We see patients who are 12 years of age and older.

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How can I find a Down syndrome clinic near me or healthcare providers with experience in caring for individuals with Down syndrome?

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation's website has a listing of Down Syndrome Medical Care Centers in the United States (organized by state). If there is a clinic near you but adults are not seen by its providers, the clinic may be able to recommend a healthcare provider in the area who sees adults. The listing can be found at this link.

Another option is to reach out to a Down syndrome organization in your area. Their staff and/or member families may be able to point you to healthcare providers with experience in caring for individuals with Down syndrome and/or recommend providers with whom they have had good experiences. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation also has a listing of Down syndrome organizations in the United States (organized by state) which can be found at this link

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Do you accept new patients with intellectual disabilities other than Down syndrome?

No. Due to patient volume, we do not accept new patients with intellectual disabilities other than Down syndrome. 

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What if I have a question about a health topic that is not included in your resources?

Please fill out our contact form or e-mail your question/topic to Laura Chicoine at laura.chicoine@advocatehealth.com. We cannot provide information/advice specific to a particular individual; however, we can identify existing or create new resources related to the question/topic. 

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How can I learn about upcoming events, classes, and programs?

Please sign-up for our e-mail newsletter and/or like us on Facebook. We share information on health topics for teens and adults with Down syndrome, updates on research and education, as well as information about upcoming events, classes, and programs.

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I am interested in starting groups like yours in my area. Who can I speak to for more information about your groups?

Please e-mail Laura Chicoine at laura.chicoine@advocatehealth.com and she will direct your questions to the appropriate staff at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. 

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Contact Us

We cannot give advice about a specific individual’s medical conditions without an evaluation. However, we can provide general educational material about health topics. This is not a secure patient portal and, therefore, we do not recommend sharing private health information. We recommend you review this educational material with your health practitioner regarding the specifics of your health care needs. 

Please note that these questions are not monitored 24/7. You can expect a response within about one week of submitting. 

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