Last Updated:
May 19,2020

              syndrome: Health Issues
                me on Twitter     by Len Leshin, M.D., F.A.A.P.
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Author's note: I'm a pediatrician and the father of Avi, 26 years old, and Nathan, 28 years old. Avi has Down Syndrome ("DS" for short) and has inspired me to write these essays about children with DS for other parents. I have put them here for general reading. You may E-mail me with any questions about these essays. I have also included some other pediatric items of interest for parents.
For students writing reports, I have put together this page on Down syndrome to help you.

5/19/2020: My apologies, but the website was abandoned years ago due to a lack of time on my part. I've kept the website up in its original style as people keep coming to it for information. And yes, my coding skills are stuck from 20 years ago. But I wanted to make sure the information on Down Syndrome and the new Coronavirus were here. The link below goes to a specific file on my website and has everything we know as of this date. The Global Down Syndrome Organization will keep an up to date website here on this topic.
About Dr Leshin

My Down Syndrome Articles
Guest Down Syndrome Articles
This site was begun
June 9, 1997.

Down Syndrome Abstract of the Month

DS Information Lists

Down Syndrome Health Guidelines

Controversies in DS

My General Pediatric Articles Other Medical Sites of Interest

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