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    Congratulations Initiative Workshop: Down Syndrome in the Prenatal and Postnatal Stages - A Workshop for Health Professionals.

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    We warmly welcome you to attend a Down Syndrome NSW Online Event 

    Down Syndrome in the Prenatal and Postnatal Stages - A Workshop for Health Professionals. 

    This workshop will be an informative and interactive session to help equip and upskill Medical Professionals in their delivery of a prenatal / postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.  Our Congratulations Initiative positively partners with Medical Professionals and we invite you to this presentation to help you prepare to engage with families in your care during this delicate stage.  Whether parents have a prenatal diagnosis or they find out at birth that their baby has Down syndrome, the words they hear and the information they receive is paramount.  

    Through our Congratulations Initiative, we are dedicated to providing you with up-to-date information to help you become more confident in talking to families who face a diagnosis of Down syndrome, which in turn, ensures families and their babies get the best start in life.  You will also have access to our suite of information and resources for Medical Professionals plus opportunities throughout the session to ask questions.   

    We'll take a deeper dive into key areas that include: 

    • Introduction on Down Syndrome NSW and the Services and Supports our Congratulations Initiative Provides to both Medical Professionals & Families 
    • An Overview of Down Syndrome 
    • Statistics and Current Trends 
    • Best Practice in Delivering a Diagnosis in a non-bias way (Prenatal & Postnatal Strategies) 
    • Co-Occurring Health Conditions 
    • Real-life Parent Stories (includes brief video presentations) 

    Speaker: Melissa Cotterill 

    Melissa is the Prenatal and New Baby Manager for the Congratulations Initiative at Down Syndrome NSW.  She is passionate about education and awareness to ensure people in the community are well informed.  She has a background in secretarial, event management and fundraising/volunteering roles along with many years of experience working with families and people who have Down syndrome of all ages in the community and in various programs at Down Syndrome NSW.  Melissa and her husband have four daughters, one of which has Down syndrome.  Her 18 years of lived experience parenting her daughter who has Down syndrome and her positive experiences has fostered her passion to be a part of the Congratulations Initiative team.

    Speaker: Melissa Cotterill

    When: Tuesday 25th June 2024

    Time: 11am - 12pm

    Where: Online

    Cost: Free

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    This session WILL NOT be recorded. 

    Down Syndrome NSW is the peak body for Down syndrome. We work with pride to support people with Down syndrome to reach their full potential. Your support at our events makes our work possible. Where we can, we provide events for free or at cost recovery only. We greatly appreciate your support. 

    We kindly ask that each person attending register a ticket, even if you are sharing a zoom link so it is fair for all. 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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