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Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Nov 28, 2023

Listen as Dr. Vellody reflects on the history of this podcast, the history of the Down Syndrome Center, and looks towards the future for both!  To learn more about the Down Syndrome Center, you can visit  

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Nov 16, 2023

Speech language pathologist Heather Vukelich joined the podcast today to inform us about TalkTools and techniques to address feeding and speech clarity in people with Down syndrome.  



Nov 2, 2023

Nancy Gianni, Founder and Chief Belief Officer of Gigi's Playhouse, joined the podcast as part of our "Meet The Nationals" series.  Gigi's Playhouse provides free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable...

Oct 19, 2023

Rabbi Mordy Rudolph joined the podcast to discuss the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh.   This amazing organization was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. It is a community-based program that brings together people of diverse abilities and interests. 

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Oct 5, 2023

Kelli Caughman and Crystal Lotterberry, founders of the Black Down Syndrome Association joined the podcast today to share their stories and how they led to the creation of this fantastic organization.  For more information, go to

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