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#76 - International Adoption and Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Release Date: 07/06/2020

#88 - Hot off the Presses!  Adult Healthcare Guidelines (with Dr. Peter Bulova) show art #88 - Hot off the Presses! Adult Healthcare Guidelines (with Dr. Peter Bulova)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Peter Bulova, Director of the Adult Clinic at the Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania, joins us on the podcast to talk about the recently released Adult Down Syndrome Healthcare Guidelines.

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#87 - Down Syndrome Clinic to You - DSC2U (with Dr. Brian Skotko) show art #87 - Down Syndrome Clinic to You - DSC2U (with Dr. Brian Skotko)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Brian Skotko joined us again as a guest one the podcast to discuss Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U), a new and innovative way to get personalized healthcare recommendations for your loved one with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Clinic to You (DSC2U)  

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#86 - Learning to Read - Tips & Resources for Success (with Dana Halle). show art #86 - Learning to Read - Tips & Resources for Success (with Dana Halle).

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Today, we were joined by Dana Halle, Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County and  Developer and Lead Instructor of The Learning Program and LP Online.  We discussed tips and resources for ultimate reading success in people with Down syndrome. LP Online Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Education International RLI  

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#85 - Does having Ds lead to higher risk in COVID? (COVID and DS#7, with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #85 - Does having Ds lead to higher risk in COVID? (COVID and DS#7, with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Nowalk joined the podcast to give us an update on Down syndrome and COVID.  We discuss 2 recently published articles that have gotten a lot of press recently.    

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#84 - Toilet Training in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD) show art #84 - Toilet Training in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Lina Patel, PsyD)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Lina Patel, psychologist from the Sie Center at Children's Colorado, joined Dr. Vellody on the podcast to talk about toilet training.  Dr. Patel is the co-author of the recent book Potty Time for Kids with Down Syndrome: Lose the Diapers, Not Your Patience.  

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#83 - A Friend Like Anian (with Meeka Caldwell) show art #83 - A Friend Like Anian (with Meeka Caldwell)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

In a continuation of our discussions on Race and Down Syndrome, author Meeka Caldwell joined the podcast today to talk about her experiences as a mother and her children's book "A Friend Like Anian."  Amazon Link  If you would like an autographed copy of the book from Anian, e-mail your request to

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#82 - COVID and DS #6, Return to School, Part 2 (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk) show art #82 - COVID and DS #6, Return to School, Part 2 (with Dr. Andrew Nowalk)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Friend of the podcast, Dr. Andrew Nowalk, MD, PhD, joined us again for an update on optimizing safety in school re-opening.  

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#81 - Updates from the DS Center, Down Syndrome Association (with Erin Kelly and Meredith Peterson) show art #81 - Updates from the DS Center, Down Syndrome Association (with Erin Kelly and Meredith Peterson)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Erin Kelly (Down Syndrome Center of Western PA Program Coordinator) and Meredith Peterson (Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh) joined Dr. Vellody on today's podcast to discuss exciting changes at both organizations. Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk Pittsburgh 2020 Down Syndrome Center of Western PA  

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#80 - Autism and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer) show art #80 - Autism and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Baumer re-joined the podcast to share her pediatric neurodevelopmental expertise in the dual diagnosis of autism and Down syndrome.

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#79 - ADHD and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer) show art #79 - ADHD and Down Syndrome (with Dr. Nicole Baumer)

Down Syndrome Center of Western Pennsylvania Podcast

Dr. Vellody was joined on the podcast by Dr. Nicole Baumer who is a pediatric neurodevelopment specialist with expertise in ADHD in Down syndrome.

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Michelle Zoromski, Executive Director, Grants & Operations of Reece's Rainbow, joined Dr. Vellody on this podcast to discuss international adoption in Down syndrome. 

Reece's Rainbow
https://reecesrainbow.org/