Because Pregnancy is Invasive Enough

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I vividly remember being hugely pregnant (well, I felt hugely pregnant for 16 weeks) and calling my husband crying after just getting off the phone with my OB/GYN. She had called me personally. So funny...

Matchmaker, Make Me a (Genetic) Match!

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Well, now that I’ve got that song stuck in your head for the rest of the day, you might be thinking you know where I’m going with this. A blog post from a genetic counselor...

Intellectual Disabilities – It’s Not Always Down Syndrome

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Everyone seems to have a family member affected with Down Syndrome (DS), be it a brother, niece, first cousin or third cousin once removed. However, according to the World Health Organization, the estimated incidence of...

October Marks Down Syndrome Awareness Month

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Life as a teenager can get pretty crazy. For Evan Parker, the last year has been crazier than most: a stroke in October, followed by brain surgery in January, and just two weeks ago, being...