Please join us for the following events that offer education and support for families of children with trisomy 21, as well as celebrate the joy these children bring into our lives.
Aquatic therapy is a fun and effective way for children with Down syndrome to develop functional skills, build strength, and improve total body coordination, body awareness and water safety.
CHOP’s Occupational Therapy Department is offering group therapy sessions in the pool. Groups are currently forming for children ages 1 to 3 years of age. This is an interactive course for parents and children. At least one parent must accompany each child into the pool.
The next group session will start on May 7 and run every Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. for eight sessions. The last session will be June 25.
Sara DeHoratius, MOTR/L, CBIS, CPST, CKTP, a senior-level occupational therapist will lead the group. For more details, download a copy of the Aquatic Therapy Group brochure.
To register, please call 215-590-5819. Please have insurance available at the time of your call. If your child is receiving outpatient occupational therapy at another facility, you may not be eligible for this program.
The Trisomy 21 Program regularly hosts new parent-family receptions to provide guidance to families with young children (under 2 years old) diagnosed with trisomy 21.
This event will be held at 10 a.m., May 4, 2013, in Room 123 ABC in the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center on CHOP's Main Campus.
To learn more or register for the event, email us.
Download the Trisomy 21 New Parent-Family Reception flyer.
Updated: April 2013