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Pediatric Autism and Down Syndrome Clinics Now Open


Young girl with down syndrome smiling and laughing

Monday, June 15, 2020

​Boys Town National Research Hospital is pleased to announce the Down Syndrome Clinic and the Autism Clinic. The two clinics are open and ready to care for pediatric patients. These clinics are structured to care for the whole child with comprehensive medical and clinical care, as well as school support.

“We are here to provide a holistic approach to management of complex neurological conditions,” said Shaguna Mathur, M.D., pediatric neurologist and lead physician of the clinics. “We work closely with the families to create a treatment plan that is unique and catered to each child.”

“We are here to provide care for the whole child, said

Children with autism and Down syndrome have unique medical and clinical needs and often have co-occurring medical conditions. Our goal is to identify these needs early and provide coordinated care and treatment to maximize a child’s development. Boys Town Hospital’s comprehensive clinics are designed to p​rovide diagnosis, management and care in one familiar location. The comprehensive clinic team includes specialists and clinicians in pediatric neurology, developmental-behavioral pediatrics, behavioral health, genetic counseling, physical therapy and social work, among others. Select services offer virtual appointments, allowing families to get the care they need from the comfort of their home.

The Autism Clinic and Down Syndrome Clinic are located at Boys Town National Research Hospital's  Pacific Street Clinic on the Boys Town Campus.