The mission of the Adult Down Syndrome Center is enhancing the well-being of adolescents, 12 and older, and adults with Down syndrome using a team approach to provide comprehensive, holistic, community-based health care services.
Now accepting Illinois residents with Down Syndrome who are 12 years and older. Learn more about ourout of state policy.
Down syndrome, the most common of all genetic conditions associated with intellectual disability, occurs in approximately one out of every 691 births, usually causing delays in physical, intellectual and language development. With appropriate and ongoing medical care, adults and adolescents with Down syndrome can lead healthy and productive lives. The Adult Down Syndrome Center is a comprehensive medical resource providing care for adults with Down Syndrome, with an emphasis on health promotion.
Visits to the Down Syndrome Center
Prior to an initial visit, a health questionnaire and a release of information form will be sent to the caregiver to establish previous medical history.
During a visit to the Center a thorough physical examination is performed and a complete medical history taken by the physicians or nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of adults and adolescents with Down syndrome. Each patient visits with a social worker. Laboratory tests will be performed in the Center. X-rays, hearing, nutrition and consultations with specialists can be arranged. A comprehensive summary report is later mailed.