Webinar: Safety Considerations for People with Down Syndrome During the Pandemic

Wednesday, February 9th | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

With the ever-changing community guidelines surrounding Covid-19, many families have questions about quarantine and isolation guidelines, vaccinations, and general Covid-19 safety. In this Webinar, Dr. Nicole Baumer of Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Brian Skotko of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Dr. Helen Lyon of UMass Memorial Medical Center answer frequently asked questions on this topic, share the most accurate up to date information and provide resources to guide this process.

Please submit any questions you would like to be answered during the webinar when you register.

If you register but are unable to join us live, you will receive a recording.

Down Syndrome & Mental Health Support Group

Wednesday, February 9th | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Does your teen or adult loved one with Down syndrome also have a mental health diagnosis such as Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder or Bipolar Disorder? Often these illnesses bring on a change in daily living skills, mood, or interest in activities once enjoyed. Seeing these changes and regression in your loved one can be very difficult.

Please join other parents and caregivers for a support group meeting facilitated by Mary-Frances Garber, a licensed genetic counselor providing supportive genetic counseling in her private practice, Listening, Reflecting, Healing in Needham. She has been a consultant with the MDSC for the past 8 years providing insight and support to many families.

Please note that individualized psychiatric treatment will not be provided at this meeting. This meeting is meant to serve as a venue for families with loved ones with Down syndrome and mental health concerns so that they may obtain mutual support with professional supervision.
Please email mentalhealth@mdsc.org to register or for more information.