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#142 - Exciting Upcoming Events with DSA Pittsburgh!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Release Date: 10/07/2022

#148 - Jack's Basket (with Carissa Carroll) show art #148 - Jack's Basket (with Carissa Carroll)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Carissa Carroll, Founder and Executive Director of Jack's Basket, joined the podcast today to talk about her story and how it influenced her to create Jack's Basket.  This organization serves families all over the world, offering a welcome and congratulations to new families wherever they may be.  You can find more information about Jack's Basket at .   If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring...

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#147 - Forget Me Not - A Powerful Documentary on Inclusive Education show art #147 - Forget Me Not - A Powerful Documentary on Inclusive Education

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Award winning Director, Olivier Bernier joined the podcast today to talk about his recently released documentary called Forget Me Not.  Part American, part Quebecois, Olivier is also the Co-Founder and Creative Director of the production company, Rota6 Films, specializing in documentary and commercial films. As 3-year-old Emilio prepares to start school, his family finds itself embroiled in a challenge all too common for children with disabilities – to secure the right to an inclusive education.  Olivier and his wife Hilda turn the camera on themselves and their child with Down...

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#146 - Hirschsprung Disease show art #146 - Hirschsprung Disease

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Kelly Austin, Director of the Colorectal Center for Children at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, joined the podcast to discuss Hirschsprung disease.  Seen more commonly in people with Down syndrome, listen to learn more about this important condition. Colorectal Center of Children  If there is a topic that you would like us to cover on the podcast, please e-mail me at . If you would like to partner with the work that we are doing at the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit .  If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please...

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#145 - The Importance of Exercise in Down Syndrome show art #145 - The Importance of Exercise in Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Scott Quaife, NSCA-CPT, Health and Wellness Coordinator with Down Syndrome Innovations in Kansas, joined the podcast to discuss the importance of exercise in Down syndrome and overcoming potential obstacles to reaching exercise goals. For more in-depth information on this topic, please visit: Down syndrome innovations If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the...

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#144 - Global Down Syndrome Foundation show art #144 - Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Michelle Sie Whitten from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation joined the podcast today as part of our "Meet the Nationals" series.   For more information on Global Down Syndrome Foundation Prenatal & Newborn Pamphlet: GLOBAL Adult Healthcare Guideline: If you have a podcast topic you would like us to address, please send an e-mail to .  If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center and the work that we do, including this podcast, please go to . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast. 

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#143 - Depression, Anxiety, and OCD in Down syndrome show art #143 - Depression, Anxiety, and OCD in Down syndrome

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Anna Esbensen, psychologist with the Thomas Center for Down Syndrome at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, joined the podcast to answer a listener question about psychological issues that are seen in Down syndrome.   Thomas Center for Down Syndrome Association of University Centers on Disabilities The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD) Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome (currently out of print) If you have a question that you would like us to address on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with us at the Down Syndrome...

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#142 - Exciting Upcoming Events with DSA Pittsburgh! show art #142 - Exciting Upcoming Events with DSA Pittsburgh!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, representatives from the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) joined the podcast today to reflect on their experiences as parents as well as highlight the ongoing work of DSAP.  The highlight event of the year is the Buddy Walk which is coming up on October 23, 2022 at Schenley Plaza on the University of Pittsburgh campus.   Helpful websites related to the podcast discussion today: DSAP:  or call/text us 4125659936 Pittsburgh Buddy Walk:  First Call Program:  or call/text us 4125524972 FB:  IG: ...

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#141 - National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) show art #141 - National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Kandi Pickard, President and CEO of the National Down Syndrome Society, joined the podcast as part of our series on the national organizations who serve people with Down syndrome.  You can find more information about NDSS here ().   If you have a podcast topic you would like us to address, please email . If you would like to partner with us in the work of the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit .   Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast. 

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#140 - COVID Update - Omicron Boosters! show art #140 - COVID Update - Omicron Boosters!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Nowalk joined the podcast again to give us a general COVID update and discuss specifically the new Omicron boosters. CDC Statement on Omicron Boosters If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#139 - National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) show art #139 - National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Jordan Kough, Executive Director of the National Down Syndrome Congress, joined the podcast as part of our "Meet the Nationals" series.  To learn more about the NDSC, go to . If you have a podcast topic you would like us to address, please send an e-mail to .  If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center and the work that we do, including this podcast, please go to . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month, representatives from the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh (DSAP) joined the podcast today to reflect on their experiences as parents as well as highlight the ongoing work of DSAP.  The highlight event of the year is the Buddy Walk which is coming up on October 23, 2022 at Schenley Plaza on the University of Pittsburgh campus.  

Helpful websites related to the podcast discussion today:

If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to [email protected].

If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit https://givetochildrens.org/downsyndromecenter.

Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.