We are excited to share that this year, the Jerome Lejeune medical center will open, providing care – and eventually, scientific research. Our experts at the center will use the knowledge from their ongoing practice to inform long-term research – helping doctors everywhere gain a better understanding of how to best care for patients with Down syndrome.
What kind of care will patients receive?
The 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:
- Social work
- Speech therapy
The medical professionals at the center will provide patients with the following range of services:
- 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)
I am thrilled to share about the latest steps we’ve taken to make the Jerome Lejeune Foundation medical center a reality. Our plans to open a medical center for people with Down syndrome are on target and progressing quickly. We’ve made tremendous headway as we bring medical professionals and stakeholders together to share the vision with partners and nail down logistics.
Late last year, I was joined by the leadership of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation from two continents: Keith Mason, Executive Director of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA, Kenny McWilliams, board member USA, Thierry de La Villejegu, Executive Director of the foundation in France, Gregoire Francois-Dainville, Executive Director, and Dr. Herve Walti, both from the Jerome Lejeune Institute’s care and research centers in France.
We were also joined by our consulting partners Mike O’Dea and Louis Brown from the Christ Medicus Foundation. Here is your team in pictures.
New, exciting milestones and partnerships are just around the corner! I will keep you updated as developments emerge.
Please consider a gift in support of the medical center. Your donation will bring hope to people with Down syndrome and their families.