Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center

Caring for Patients Throughout Their Lives

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The DSCRC at the Kennedy Krieger Institute provides comprehensive evaluations and services for its patients from birth to adulthood.

Having a family member with Down syndrome is a unique and personal journey. Although this journey can be a blend of beauty, creativity, and joyous celebration, families also encounter uncertainties about what the future may hold. The Down Syndrome Clinic and Research Center (DSCRC) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute provides interdisciplinary and comprehensive evaluations and services from birth to adulthood to patients from all over the United States with challenges that include:

  • Pediatric developmental delay
  • Complex neurodevelopmental and behavioral concerns
  • Adolescent and adult mental health needs

Our mission is to help all patients reach their full potential and function as independently as possible in family, school, and community life. We emphasize clinical care and research to treat underlying cognitive and neurobehavioral dysfunction, and continue to develop research studies to examine that neurobiological basis of intellectual and co-occurring mental health impairments in Down syndrome.

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