Donate today to DS ActionThere are many ways you can improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. Giving your time, experiences, knowledge or charitable donation are all fantastic ways to get involved.  Proceeds from your generosity go directly to supporting the Down Syndrome Center at Rady Children’s Hospital and offering opportunities to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Donations can be made directly to DS Action, via our PayPal account, by selecting the “donate” button on this screen, or by clicking here.

Down Syndrome Center at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego 

DS Action partnered with Rady Children’s Hospital to create the first Down Syndrome Center in Southern California.   The Center opened it’s doors on January 15th, 2008.  As we celebrate 10 years of the Down Syndrome Center serving the community, over 1500 children and their families have been cared for by the team of specialists.  If you would like to donate directly to the Down Syndrome Center, click here to be taken to Rady Children’s Hospital’s online donation link.  IMPORTANT:  To ensure that your donation goes directly to the Down Syndrome Center, please be sure to use the pull down “designation” button and select “Down Syndrome Center”.  Thank you!

You can learn more about how the Down Syndrome Center was established by viewing this video link:


Services Provided

Children with Down syndrome have a wide range of abilities. Evaluation and early intervention can help each child achieve his or her full potential.  DS Action and the team of specialists at the Down Syndrome Center are committed to supporting each family according to their unique and specific needs.



The Down Syndrome Center provides these services:

  • Implementation of AAP guidlines
  • Multidisciplinary assessment
  • Genetic counseling
  • Comprehensive case management and collaboration educational and clinical professionals
  • Patient advocacy
  • Social services

Pediatric Down Syndrome Center Team

The multidisciplinary center offers assessments, recommendations and case management. Each and every professional gives the patient the absolute best care available today.

After an initial assessment is provided, specialists may choose to provide home activities, recommend a return visit or connect families to existing community agencies for educational and therapeutic interventions.


Patients may be seen by the following specialties/providers:

  • Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Dentist
  • Otolaryngologist (ENT)
  • Cardiologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Genetics Counselor Case Manager


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