Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Patient Stories

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Autism: Anthony's Story

Anthony posing with a football

Diagnosed with autism as a toddler, 19-year-old Anthony is learning the skills he needs to work and live independently.

Trisomy 21: Kate’s Story

Kate

Kate, 18, doesn’t let anyone stop her. Born with Down syndrome, she is a member of the National Honor Society, a cheerleader, and a volunteer at a local food bank.

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Braylen’s Story

Braylen

Braylen Clayton was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age 2. Today, he is a 7-year-old who loves reading and playing with friends, thanks to intensive teamwork between his parents and experts at CHOP's Center for Childhood Communication and Autism Integrated Care program.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Trisomy 21: Katie's Story

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Born with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Katie's doctors knew to be on the lookout for potential heart issues. At 3 months old, Katie was diagnosed with patent ductus arteriosus and came to CHOP's Cardiac Center for help.