Health Care Guidelines

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) promotes the utilization of Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome. These guidelines reflect current standards and practices for the management of Down syndrome in the United States. NDSS emphasizes that children with Down syndrome (DS) need the usual health care screening procedures, immunizations, and preventive health measures that are used for the pediatric population at large. NDSS also recognizes that youngsters with DS have some unique risks as well as different levels of risks for particular diseases and disorders. The health guidelines provide a framework to detect and manage DS and asscociated disorders.

Please visit the NDSS site for more details on Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome

The following is a condensed outline based on American Academy of Pediatrics guideline recommendations by age group: