Overview of Operation Housecall: A Collaboration between the Stanford MS Program in Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling and the Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network (SVDSN).  

What is Operation Housecall?
“Operation Housecall is a partnership SVDSN has with Stanford University’s Genetic Counseling Master’s Degree program: each year, every incoming student is paired with a family to enable students to get a sense of what it is like to have a family member with Down syndrome. It is as easy as setting up one meeting with the student, inviting them over to chat, or even asking them to come to the Buddy Walk or attend an activity your child participates in (sports or dance practice, a play rehearsal, anything goes!).”

From the SVDSN Website

Learn more about the Operation Housecall program and view the presentation slides.


Professor MaryAnn W. Campion, the faculty co-director for the Human Genetics/Genetic Counseling MS program 

Marcy Mamiya, Development at Stanford, and SVDSN. 

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