Friday, October 14, 2011

Down Syndrome: Attitudes and Expectations

I have never seen before a doctor dominating the topic about Trisomy 21 from the medical and family stand-points as Dr. Brian Skotko, who is not a father of a child with Trisomy 21.

"Dr. Skotko has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. He is one of the specialists in the Down Syndrome Program at Children's Hospital Boston. In 2001 he co-authored the national award-winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and, most recently, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Skotko recently authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new and expectant parents. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s "On Point," and ABC’s "Good Morning America." Dr. Skotko serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congressthe National Down Syndrome SocietyBand of Angels Foundation, and Lettercase. He further serves on the Professional Advisory Council to the National Down Syndrome Congress."

Dr. Skotko is the best proof of how a child with trisomy 21
can changes others people's life for better and ever.
If you want to know more about Dr. Skotko,
please visit his website at:

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