Changing Lives

This presentation was developed by National Down Syndrome Society and is designed to educate first contact healthcare providers about the impact they have on a family when presenting the news of a Down syndrome diagnosis.  There are different presentations for physicians, nurses, social workers and genetic counselors and each group are given ideas for presenting the diagnosis and supporting the family when they first receive the news that their baby has Down syndrome.  Please allow at least a two week notice when requesting a presenter for Changing Lives.


To enhance the quality of life for all people whose lives are touched by Down syndrome.


We envision a community that demonstrates acceptance, inclusion and appreciation for those who have Down syndrome.