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Organizations Collaborate to Share Prenatal Resources with Medical Professionals

Sun, May 01, 2011 10:34 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Affiliates nationwide are working with Lettercase to distribute complimentary copies of "Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis" to obstetric medical providers at district American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology conferences across the country. The complimentary booklets are funded through a generous grant by the National Down Syndrome Society and the Kennedy Foundation.

Watch an informative presentation on the ethics of prenatal testing which features Dr. Brian Skotko, Patricia Bauer and Mark Leach.

Watch an informative presentation on the ethics of prenatal testing which features Dr. Brian Skotko, Patricia Bauer and Mark Leach.


DSG of Greater Kansas City is collaborating with the DSA of Memphis, DSA of Central Oklahoma, Down Syndrome Society of Wichita, and DSA for Families to staff an exhibit booth at the ACOG District VII Conference in Kansas City, MO. The DSA of Central Florida will lead affiliates providing a booth at the District IV conference in Naples, Florida, and the DSA of Central Texas and DSA of Houston will host a booth at the District XI conference in Plano, TX. More affiliates from other districts are also expected to join the effort. A webinar for training exhibitor volunteers will be offered prior to the conferences. Trained parents and self advocates will be working at the booths to hand out local resources and the medically approved gold-standard Lettercase booklets to provide accurate information on the realities of life with Down syndrome.

For more information about ACOG district conferences, visit: http://www.acog.org/from_home/Misc/districtMeetings.cfm, and to find out which ACOG district covers your area, go to: http://www.acog.org/ACOG_Districts/. If you would like to participate in this effort, please contact Stephanie Meredith at stephaniem@lettercase.org.

I want to tell you what WONDERFUL time I had at the conference. I learned so much and came away with lots of ideas for our organization. -Barb Waddle, The Upside of Downs of Northeast Ohio

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