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Global Down Syndrome Foundation

3300 East First Ave. Suite 390

Denver, Colorado 80206

United States

Company Description

Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public nonprofit dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and advocacy. Global supports two affiliates which together constitute the only ac ... more

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Director of Psychosocial Service

Advocate Christ Medical Center

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Imaginary Landscape LLC


Director of Psychosocial Service
Adult Down Syndrome Center

National Association for Down Syndrome



Marquette University , Milwaukee


Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome


University of Illinois


University of Illinois at Chicago

master's degree

University of Chicago

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Dennis McGuire to visit Australia: Mental Wellness & Healthy Ageing 2016

Dennis McGuire to visit Australia: Mental Wellness & Healthy Ageing 2016
Tracylee Arestides | 9 February 2016
Dennis McGuire Promoting strengths and mental well being in Adults with Down Syndrome: Lessons learned from the Adult Down Syndrome Center, Chicago.
Down Syndrome NSW is delighted to announce that Dennis McGuire PhD, internationally renowned Down syndrome behavioural expert, will visit Australia in May, 2016. Dennis is co-author of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome.
Dennis McGuire will present a series of seminars in Melbourne and Sydney for parents, carers and service providers. There will be separate professional development seminars for health professionals with an interest in intellectual disability. Interactive webinars with Dennis McGuire will be announced shortly for people living outside the Melbourne and Sydney areas.
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Dennis McGuire is a highly sought after speaker on the areas of mental wellness and ageing in people with Down syndrome (DS). In 1992 Dr McGuire, with colleague Dr Brian Chicoine MD, established The Adult Down Syndrome Centre in Chicago.
During his tenure as Director of Psychosocial Services for the Centre, Dennis served the health and psychosocial needs of over 5000 adults with Down syndrome. In 2013 he joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to establish a centre of excellence for the care of adults with DS and is now in private practice. He regularly presents at national and international conferences and has contributed to numerous publications.
Dennis McGuire will be in Melbourne on May 6 (professionals) and 7 (family and carers), at the Pullman Albert Park (65 Queens Rdm, Albert Park, VIC) and Sydney on May 13 (professionals) and 14 (family and carers) at the SMC Conference & Function Centre (66 Goulbourn St, Sydney, NSW).

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Dennis McGuire Ph.D., Senior Consultant with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Dennis McGuire Ph.D., Senior Consultant with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Denver, Colorado and Former Director of Psychosocial Services for the Adult Down Syndrome Center of Lutheran General Hospital, in suburban Chicago.
Dr. McGuire helped to establish the Adult Down Syndrome Center, which has served the health and psychosocial needs of over 5000 adults with Down syndrome since its inception in 1992.
Dr. McGuire received his Masters degree from the University of Chicago and his doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work experience includes over 30 years in mental health and developmental disabilities fields. He presents regularly at national and regional conferences, published numerous articles and co-authored two books on "Mental Wellness of Adults with Down Syndrome," (2006) and "The Guide to Good Health in Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome" (2010) published by Woodbine House Press.

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Dr. Dennis McGuire Joins Global Down Syndrome Foundation to Help Establish a Center of Excellence for Adult Care and Health Related Programs Global Down Syndrome Educational Grants Provide $155,000 to 14 Innovative Programs for Parents, Professionals and People With Down Syndrome Across U.S. & Puerto Rico

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Dennis McGuire, PhD

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Dennis McGuire, PhD

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