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Rarely in basic or clinical research do we have the thrill of seeing results translated into therapies that transform lives. Such an opportunity now exists within the Stanford Institute of Neuro-innovation and Translational Neurosciences where critical discoveries in the laboratory are being translated into viable treatment strategies for patients and their families.
Craig Heller, PhD, Director
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Are you considering post secondary options?

NEW! Overnight Summer Experience

We are thrilled that the Down Syndrome Research Center has been approved to host an overnight summer experience from July 5-8, 2023 for neurodiverse students and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities including those with Down syndrome, autism, and other conditions. For ages 18-25 yrs old.

2022 Down Syndrome Conference

Importance, Challenges, and Latest Interventions of Sleep

Rafael Pelayo, MD, President, California Sleep Society and Clinical Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences Medicine

Caroline Okorie, MD, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Pulmonary Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine


Download Dr. Okorie's Presentatation


Dual Diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism

Noemi Spinazzi, Co-Chair, DSMIG DS-Autism Dual Diagnosis Subcommittee and Medical Director, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland Down syndrome clinic

Teresa Unnerstall, Author of “A New Course: A Mother’s Journey Navigating Down Syndrome And Autism”

Please visit The Matthew Foundation website for the presentation slides.

Do you want to get involved with the Down Syndrome Research Center?

Email: info_sdsrc [at] stanford.edu

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Our Mission

Our mission is to help people with Down syndrome lead healthier and happier lives by rapidly and effectively applying research discoveries to useful treatments.

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Down Syndrome Resources

Families with a member with Down syndrome face many challenges and have many questions.  We present on this website an extensive and curated collection of references, articles, blogs, news articles, and essays that will be valuable sources of information.

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COVID-19 Information

Question and Answers (Q&A) on COVID-19 have been developed to help you support your loved one with Down syndrome. These documents have been endorsed by all the United States Down syndrome organizations, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, and Trisomy 21 Research Society.