Mass General Hospital Down Syndrome Program
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday appointments:
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care, Suite 6C
32 Fruit StreetBoston, MA 02114
Simches Building, 2nd Floor
185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Enter through left-most set of doors (with no security desk) and take elevators to 2nd floor. Go left out of elevators through the double door to find the waiting area.
125 Nashua Street, Suite 821
Boston, MA 02114
Explore This Program
COVID-19Do you have questions about COVID-19 and Down syndrome? Need information about vaccinations and when it is safe for your loved one with Down syndrome to re-enter into their communities? We have put together information and resources here: Recommendations for People with Down Syndrome to Safely Re-enter into the Community.
The Mass General Hospital Down Syndrome Program integrates state-of-the-art resources with compassionate, comprehensive care through a multi-disciplinary approach. National experts from Massachusetts General Hospital, Mass General for Children, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary are ready to help your family member with any medical issue that may occur.
Our Down Syndrome Program has five distinct clinical services to ensure that people with Down syndrome receive the specialty care that is specific for their age group:
- Prenatal Services: We offer consultations in a private setting for expectant parents who have received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
- Infant and Toddler Clinic (ages birth-5): Families will be educated about Down syndrome and comprehensive supports will be provided for their child’s early needs.
- Child Clinic (ages 5-13): The healthcare of children will be maximized so that they can achieve successes during school-aged years.
- Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic (ages 13-21): Families and youth will be supported and educated about transition planning. The goal is for your child to be prepared for adulthood and as engaged in their care as possible.
- Adult Clinic (ages 21 and older): Adults will be supported to lead healthy lives marked by meaningful engagements with their communities.
What Is Involved with an Appointment?
Each specific age group will have specialists available for that day that will meet the unique health care needs of individuals with Down syndrome for that specific age group.
How to Request an Appointment
Our Down Syndrome Clinic is currently at full capacity. In order to continue serving our established patients, we are no longer able to accept new patients, except for the patients mentioned here. Alternatively, we are proud to offer two virtual options for everyone.
We are a collaborative, multidisciplinary team, serving people with Down syndrome of all ages and their families. We provide evidence-based clinical care, education, and cutting-edge research so that individuals with Down syndrome can reach their full potential.
Our passion is to provide healthcare, research, and education that contribute to a world in which all people with Down syndrome are accepted, celebrated and have the opportunity to fully realize their potential.
The Down Syndrome Program team has developed a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome and their families. View the full resource list here.
For Health Care Providers
The Down Syndrome Program team has developed resources for health care providers including information about outpatient care, newborns keeping adolescents and adults healthy, and transitioning from pediatric to adult care. Learn more.
Meet the Team
On the day of your clinic, you will not see all of the providers (PDF) listed below, only the appropriate ones for your age range.
- Deana Tarver, Administrative Assistant
- Barbara Mawn, Administrative Assistant
- Princess Fenton, Patient Service Coordinator
- Ayesha Harisinghani, MPH/MPA, Research and Clinic Coordinator
- Mikayla Shaffer, BS, Research and Clinic Coordinator
- Amy Torres, Program Manager
Self-Advocate Resource Specialist
- Ben Majewski
- Melissa Reilly
- Emma Hill, MS, CCC-SLP
- Christina Cossa Pierpont, MS, OTR/L
- Joy Huebner, PT, DPT
- Sarah Jones, MS, OTR/L
- Jen Maietta, CCC-SLP
- Kara Masse, PT, DPT
- Casey E. Vandale, PT, DPT
- Amanda Copeland, MS, CCC-SLP
Pediatric Feeding Program
Additionally, we can facilitate referrals for other services, including Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, and others.
Down Syndrome Research Program
We provide innovative opportunities for people with Down syndrome to participate in research. Learn more.