Down Syndrome Center

A Down syndrome diagnosis doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Our team of highly-qualified professionals utilizes a unique, strength-based program focusing on your child’s potential to grow, learn and behave in every setting and environment.

down-syndromeYou probably already know that Down syndrome is a congenital disorder caused by chromosomal abnormalities that result in learning difficulties and developmental changes. You may not be aware that by using specifically-tailored assessments and guidelines, the Down Syndrome Center at Hope Haven will offer you a comprehensive overview of your child’s progress in all areas of their growth and development so they can grow and thrive in their own unique, special way.

We readily accept referrals from agencies, physicians and parents like you. Appointments are available for children ages prenatal to 21 years.

The Down syndrome Center’s evaluation assesses the following:

  • Educational Progress
  • Speech and Language Skills
  • Behavioral/Social Skills
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Issues

Recommended services we provide for children with Down syndrome include:

  • Educational Advocacy Services/ IEP Assistance
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Psychological Testing
  • School Observations
  • Speech – Language Therapy
  • Tutoring

After evaluation(s), your family will receive a comprehensive report on your child’s strengths with recommendations for maximizing their potential. This report will serve as a tool to help your child succeed in the school setting, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) preparation and in the at-home involvement. We will also regularly provide you with notices of recommended follow-up to continue your child’s progress and success.

Family Profile: Meet Hannah 

HannahRhonda copyWhen Hannah was diagnosed with Down syndrome and fetal hydrops in utero, her parents were told she would not survive. Miraculously, against the odds, Hannah lived. As she grew, it became difficult for her parents to find a facility that offered all the services this special little girl required. That is, until they were referred to our Down Syndrome Center. Thanks to Hope Haven, today Hannah is a happy, thriving toddler.

“Hannah’s therapists showed us what she could do by focusing on her strengths and abilities while providing us with a path to move our baby forward in her own unique way,” says Rhonda, Hannah’s mother.