Healthcare Information for Professionals

North Carolina First Call Program – Medical Outreach

North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance (NCDSA) is your first call for resources, support, and your connection to the North Carolina Down syndrome community. Contact NCDSA at (984)200-1193 or

NCDSA is here for you…your patients!

NCDSA is committed to serving people with Down syndrome, their families, and healthcare professionals. NCDSA assists clinicians in improving healthcare outcomes and quality of life for people with Down syndrome and their families by providing accurate, balanced, and up-to-date information. The information is available in print and download and is designed to further educate yourself and your staff about Down syndrome as you serve people with Down syndrome across their lifespan.

General Information

New and Expectant Parents

Every Baby Deserves a Joyful Welcome

With that joyful welcome, NCDSA can assist you in providing accurate, up-to-date, and balanced information about Down syndrome. Information families need to make informed decisions about the health and wellbeing of their child with Down syndrome. NCDSA helps you improve healthcare and quality of life outcomes for children with Down syndrome and their families.

NCDSA provides support to new and expectant parents through the North Carolina First Call Program. Resources include Prenatal Information Packet, Welcome Baby Bag, Connection with Trained Parent Mentors, and more. All services are free and confidential.

Across the Lifespan

The life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome has increased significantly over the past several decades. People with Down syndrome are reaching milestones of growing adolescents, maturing adults, and aging seniors – many living into their 60’s. Health related issues regarding a person with Down syndrome change over time. NCDSA is committed to providing healthcare professionals the tools they need to ensure the healthcare outcomes and quality of life of people with Down syndrome is consistently met over the course of their lives.

  • DSMIG-USA® is a group of health professionals committed to promoting the optimal health care and wellness of individuals with DS across the lifespan. Members of this DSMIG-USA® are professionals from a variety of disciplines who provide care to individuals with Down syndrome and/or their families.
  • DSMIG-USA® Project ECHO is a monthly virtual meeting for health care providers to learn and share information about the care of people with Down syndrome.

Children and Adolescents


Foreign Language Translation

Please contact NCDSA directly for resources in other languages for your patients and their families.

Training options

NCDSA is committed to supporting healthcare professionals, keeping you informed of best practices regarding treatment, current research, cultural competencies, and available resources for your patients. NCDSA provides training in various forms such as grand rounds, discussion panels, lunch and learn, and tailored presentations.

NCDSA is your first call for resources, support, and your connection to the North Carolina Down syndrome community. Contact NCDSA at (984)200-1193 or