The Down Syndrome Education Series (DSES) is a monthly educational seminar for families of children with Down syndrome, designed to connect parents with information that will positively impact the education and well-being of their child.
DSA is excited to host Dr. Chicoine as our January DSES speaker. We look forward to hearing his expertise and knowledge related to health care for adults who have Down syndrome. Along with sharing health information related to aging, Dr. Chicoine will touch upon online resources that are available to the general public.
Brian Chicoine, MD, is the Medical Director of the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL. He is on the faculty of Family Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Chicoine is co-founder of the Adult Down Syndrome Center which has served and documented the health and psychosocial needs of over 6000 adolescents and adults with Down syndrome since its inception in 1992. Dr. Chicoine graduated from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency at Lutheran General Hospital. He co-authored two books - Mental Wellness of Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome published by Woodbine House Press. Dr. Chicoine has provided medical care for adults with intellectual disabilities for over 30 years and has presented and written extensively on caring for adults with Down syndrome.