Dr. Skotko Metting/RSVP by Jan. 10

Hello Gentlemen,
RE: D.A.D.S. meeting Wed. Jan. 22. RSVP’s required by Jan. 10. Everyone is welcome.
On Wednesday, January 22 at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) D.A.D.S. will hold its next meeting at Framingham Beer Works (348 Cochituate Rd. Framingham, Ma). Our special guest for the evening is Dr. Brian Skotko. Space is limited and RSVP’s are required by Jan. 10. (please contact Jeff Roback at dadsmass@yahoo.com). Cost per person is $20 and includes appetizers and dinner.
Dr. Brian Skotko is a Board-certified medical geneticist and Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has dedicated his professional energies toward children with cognitive and development disabilities. In 2001 he co-authored the national award-winning book, Common Threads: Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome and, most recently, Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters. He is a graduate of Duke University, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Skotko recently authored major research on how physicians deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome to new and expectant parents. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The L.A. Times, NPR’s “On Point,” and ABC’s “Good Morning America”. Dr. Skotko serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress and Band of Angels Foundation. He also serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for the National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources.
In addition to an appetizer buffet all attendees will enjoy a hot buffet dinner which includes Caesar salad, beer basted steak tips with cornbread and slaw, malted salmon with mango fruit salsa, herb roasted chicken, cavatappi pasta with grilled veggies and butter cheese sauce, and jasmine rice and green beans. A cash bar will be available. Framingham Beer Works is a new restaurant in 2013 and boasts 16+ hand crafted draft beers.
Unrelated to our special guest will be a general discussion concerning the use of the “R” word and its implications and impacts on our little community.