Down Syndrome Information Act

During the 2016 legislative session, a bill was passed that requires pediatricians and other healthcare providers to share information with parents who have received a pre- or postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

This past March, the Arc of Whatcom County (with support from DOH/WSLI) led a webinar for individuals or organizations who support individuals with Down syndrome, self-advocates, medical professionals, and anyone interested in engaging your local medical communities in order to support the Down syndrome Information Act.

Watch the webinar here.

For information on a free booklet for families of children newly diagnosed, as well as support and information provided by the Washington State Department of Health, visit our new Down Syndrome page.



Updated on Jun/29/2017

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