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$!&0.%73 Down Syndrome Education Material Available On May 7, 2014, Governor Markell signed House Bill 214, requiring Down syndrome education materials and information support to be offered to health care profession-als and parents. Specifically, this bill requires that hospitals, physicians and other health professionals who provide a pre-natal or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome have access to resources and information that is up to date and evidence based for distribution to parents and caregivers. The goal is for parents to receive timely and accurate information about Down syndrome to help them seek resources and have the best knowledge-base when caring for their child. For more information, refer to DE Code Title 16, §801B. The Division of Public Health, in partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware, is providing access to up to date information in two booklets available to health professionals on line. The first is a pamphlet entitled “Delivering a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” for health professionals which also contains additional websites and reference materials. The second is a booklet to share with parents “Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis” written in English and Spanish. The pamphlets are available free of charge by request from the website: www.Lettercase.org Additional information is available to Delaware health professionals and parents at the Down Syndrome Associa-tion of Delaware website: www.dsadelaware.org , and the Division of Public Health offers resources for health profes-sionals and for parents at: www.DEThrives.com/family-shade . ड़ The goal is for parents to receive timely and accurate information about Down syndrome to help them seek resources and have the best knowledge-base when caring for their child. Upcoming DAFP Events s 1UARTERLY-EMBERSHIP-EETING&#1a;.OVEMBER
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