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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Health Care Information for Families of Children with Down Syndrome

July 2013 | American Academy of Pediatrics - Pediatric Health Care Guidelines

ARCHIVED: This resource has been archived and will no longer be updated. Please see this link for updated guidelines for children and adolescents with Down syndrome.

The document linked here and below contains information and guidance about medical issues of children with Down syndrome at various stages of their lives. It was created in July 2013 by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to give parents and families information about special health care needs for children with Down syndrome.

Health Care Information for Families of Children with Down Syndrome

The information in the document is based on a clinical report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics entitled "Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome."

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.

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