Target Audience: Medical and genetics professionals, genetic counseling program directors, and students

This course is for medical and genetics professionals and students to better understand the outcomes for people with Down syndrome and other genetic conditions as impacted by improved access to supports and services over the past 50 years. This course also covers the information needs of expectant parents following a prenatal diagnosis and the laws impacting the provision of that information. This course includes videos, a podcast about the basic history of disability rights, quizzes, and reflection questions.

This module is also included as an available lecture in the database of resources for the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors, and genetic counseling program directors and directors of other medical student programs can use this module to substitute for a lecture which can be done individually online or together in class as an instructor-led activity. If program directors opt to instruct students to take the course online, please contact our HDI Learning Center to set that up so that you can receive reports about assignments and course completion for your class.

Practicing clinicians can also take this module to improve the diagnosis experience for patients, and they can also opt at the end of the module to be listed on our website as a clinician who has undergone training—as a source of patient referrals.

Hours: 1.5

Special thanks to our reviewers: Angela Trepanier, MS, CGC, at Wayne State University and President of the Association of Genetic Counseling Program Directors; Blair Stevens, MS, CGC, from the University of Texas Houston; Cori Feist, MS, CGC, from Oregon Health & Science University; Kim Baich from the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio; and Stephanie Thompson from the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network.