Mission Statement

The mission of the Down Syndrome Center is to improve the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families by combining excellence in research, clinical services, and education.


  • Learning more about the chromosome error that leads to Down syndrome.
  • Understanding the medical and developmental consequences of an extra chromosome 21.

Clinical Services:

  • Providing excellent clinical services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
  • Applying knowledge gained through research to improve lives.


  • Using our research and clinical experience to educate the rising generation of health professionals about Down syndrome.
  • Working with families, parent organizations, and others to improve the understanding of Down syndrome in the community.