Last updated: Thursday, March 31, 2022
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“Down Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment” (Webinar March 2022) What causes Down syndrome? What are signs someone has Down syndrome? Can Down syndrome be treated? Brian Skotko, M.D, M.P.P., Medical Geneticist and Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers patients’ most commonly searched questions about Down syndrome.
“Down Syndrome for New Parents: What to Know During the First Year” (Webinar March 2022) What will the first year of life be like for a baby with Down syndrome? What kind of support and care do they need? What is it like being a sibling of a child with Down syndrome? Brian Skotko, M.D, M.P.P., Medical Geneticist and Emma Campbell Endowed Chair on Down Syndrome at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains what parents can expect during the first year of raising a child with Down syndrome, including information on breastfeeding, necessary testing, and more.
DSM Update Tweaks Criteria For Autism, Intellectual Disability (March 2022)
IDD is now listed in the DSM 5 as Intellectual Developmental Disorder (Intellectual Disability). Until now many have been referring to IDD as “intellectual developmental disability” and that is no longer technically correct in our medical community (though many may not be aware!).
Signs of autism can be spotted earlier than thought, studies say. Why that’s good news – (NewsBreak)
Two recent studies found evidence indicating signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder could be identified in children earlier than researchers once thought, revealing that children under 12 months may display signs of the condition.
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