Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31 for 21: Make a difference NOW!

Do you know that most OB/GYN's - who are tasked with advising pregnant women whose baby is diagnosed with Down syndrome about their options - know no more about the condition than how to diagnose it?  Dr. Julia Kinder has set out to change this! She has started an online petition asking that third year medical school students receive, at minimum, two hours of education and training related to Down syndrome.  Can you believe that this minimal amount is 2 hours more than most of them currently receive?  That means that, in spite of the huge strides in medical and educational progress that has been made in this field, these doctors are basing their advice on their experience with "those kids" back in grade school.

Please make a difference in the way new doctors see individuals with Down syndrome by signing here.

Hat Tip Leah S.

Thank you!

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