A few facts:
- Every year 1 in 33 children is born with a physical, intellectual, or genetic disorder.
- Every 4.5 minutes a child is born with a birth disorder.
- A 40 year old woman has a 1% chance of having a child born with Down Syndrome.
- Some birth disorders can be prevented by identifying risk factors through genetic counseling.
- The Feingold Center for Children has an extensive network of satellite clinics, allowing many of our patients to be seen in their own communities.
- The children who come to The Feingold Center for Children benefit from coordinated care.
With your support, we can continue to provide the coordinated and humanistic care children and families deserve.
Understanding more about genetic disorders:
From the University of Utah: Genetic Science Learning Center
Salt Lake City (UT): Genetic Science Learning Center; 2014 [cited 2016 Oct 20]
Disabilities, Ableism, and Social Justice:
From Stop Ableism Inc.: Understanding Ableism and Disabilities in “Just Ask: Integrating Accessibility Throughout Design” by Shawn Lawton Henry; 2003-2007
Understanding Down Syndrome:
Helpful Links and Resources
From the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council: Over 80 Resources & Helpful Links including education, healthcare, housing, accessibility laws, and advocacy; 2016