We strongly believe that scientific research will aid the understanding of Down syndrome.
Every day, our members are working all around the globe in health care centers, academic hospitals, research institutes or universities to bring our ultimate goal a little closer: to unravel the details of Down syndrome with the final aim to better help people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers.
We realize that scientific results are often difficult to grasp and complex to read.
That is why the Committee for Science & Society has the main aim of approaching science to people. This committee will work together with local Down syndrome associations, explain recent scientific findings and promote access to research for people with DS.
Michelle Whitten (President and CEO of Global Down Syndrome)
Megan Boomgars (Entrepreneur, Artist, Down syndrome self-advocate)
LuMind IDSC interviewed five American families to learn about their experiences with Down syndrome
The T21RS Committee for Science & Society regularly addresses issues raised by parents and Down syndrome associations through summarizing the state-of-the-art knowledge from a scientific perspective. The Committee works together with leading scientists and clinicians (T21RS members) and is strongly committed to introducing scientific research and explaining recent findings in an understandable way through their T21RS Science & Society Bulletins. T21RS members are kindly invited to submit a T21RS Science & Society Bulletin to the Committee for publication on the T21RS website. The Committee intends to publish a Bulletin several times per year.