The University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute (HDI) is proud to announce the launch of its National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources at DownSyndromeDiagnosis.org. The National Center includes the following medically reviewed programs: the recently updated Brighter Tomorrows website, the Lettercase/Kennedy Foundation booklet, and the Down Syndrome Pregnancy books and website.
The formation of this National Center is particularly important at this time as prenatal testing technology continues to advance, and medical providers and expectant parents need accurate, up-to-date, and balanced resources to understand a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome as described in the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act, P. L. No. 110-374.
The National Center website provides a portal for medical professionals and new and expectant parents to find out about what each of these free and well-established resources offers. The activities of the National Center include the distribution of professional resources to medical providers and their patients both in print and online; the development of new materials; and national medical outreach through journal publications and presentations at medical conferences.
We invite you to share this resource widely and to utilize the National Center as a clearinghouse of reliable prenatal and postnatal information about Down syndrome. Please also consider supporting our work on behalf of new and expectant parents and medical professionals by making a tax deductible year-end donation.