Volume 8 Issue 7 - April 01, 2011

Public awareness about Down’s Syndrome essential: Dr Chopade

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Downs Syndrome Care Association (D.S.C.A.) celebrated World Downs Syndrome Week at Nashik from March 15-21. Around 1500 people participated in the event and D.S.C.A. hosted awareness campaigns and organised various programmes for families and children with Downs Syndrome (D.S.).

On March 21, D.S.C.A. celebrated World Downs Syndrome Day by organising an awareness rally for D.S. families. A counselling and health check-up camp was also organised where 30 children with D.S. and their families were counselled.

Founder President of D.S.C.A. and Director of Genetic Health & Research Centre, Dr Dnyandeo Chopade said that wide public awareness is essential about Downs Syndrome.

It is necessary to provide necessary support to persons with Downs Syndrome. D.S.C.A. is aiming to start a national Downs Syndrome Centre at Nashik, where under one roof all the facilities necessary for the upbringing, health, development, special education, rehabilitation, prevention, research and advocacy will be made available for D.S. individuals and their families, Dr Chopade added.

The website of the organisation was also launched.

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