They're starting to listen in the medical profession!
Posted Nov 03 2008 9:15pm
from the National Down Syndrome Congress This past weekend in Los Angeles, an amazing panel of presenters which included self advocates Karen Gaffney, Lee Jones, and Meredith Martin, along with NDSC board vice president Carlene Mattson, wowed the audience in a plenary session titled, We're More Alike Than Different: Having Down Syndrome in 2008. They were simply terrific! It was an honor to be associated with this panel, and to watch the attendees learn from our speakers. It is our hope that we met our plenary's learning objectives for the genetic counselors, and that they will: 1. Examine their previous understanding of what it means to have DS and compare it to the reality of the lives of the presenters 2. Envision new possibilities for the future of individuals with DS 3. Incorporate personal stories of the presenters into counseling patients with a pre- or postnatal diagnosis