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Why Does the U.S. Need a Medical Center for People with Down Syndrome?
Did you know that the average medical costs for children with Down syndrome are twelve times higher than for those without? They have an increased risk of health problems and may often present signs and symptoms differently – requiring specialized care. But most doctors in the U.S. aren’t equipped to provide it.
What is the Jerome Lejeune Foundation doing to help?
Fortunately, that is why we are here. The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA is opening the first medical center for children and adults with Down syndrome in the United States, offering holistic consultation services. The medical center will be modeled after the Jerome Lejeune Institute in France, where doctors have been working for decades with patients who have Down syndrome! That unprecedented experience and knowledge will be transferred to medical staff here in the U.S. via a training program currently under development.
What kind of care will patients receive?
The Jerome Lejeune Foundation medical center will provide holistic consultations that are adapted to the individual needs of each patient with Down syndrome and their caregivers, and will provide lifelong multidisciplinary care, utilizing the expertise from professionals specializing in a range of disciplines and offering:
- Child and adolescent psychiatric services
- Diagnosis and therapy for sleep disorders
- Lab services
- Neuropsychological evaluation
- Pain management services
- Pediatric behavioral services
- Pediatrics radiology services
- Physical therapy
- Rehabilitation services
- Speech therapy (pediatric language development and articulation)
We need your help to open the Jerome Lejeune Foundation medical center faster —and begin serving people with Down syndrome sooner! Donate today.