GHFEDS would like to invite you for a Parent Educational Meeting about the Baylor Transition Clinic and Sexual Education.
Date: Thursday November 29th
Time: 6pm - Dinner
630-8pm - Presentation
Location: United Way in Clear Lake
1300 Bay Area Blvd, Building A
Presentation - Room 230
Childcare - Room 231
Childcare and dinner provided.
Dr. Kemere will be discussing transition to an adult approach to healthcare, which families need to be thinking about many years in advance! She will also discuss sexual education in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the importance of teaching young people with intellectual disabilities about sexual health and giving ideas about resources parents can use at home to teach. She will not be teaching sex ed but instead will be talking about why it is important that the parents do this (reviewing data that shows that people with down syndrome date/have relationships/masturbate, etc and review data regarding sexual abuse in people with IDD), encouraging the parents to educate early and often, and giving ideas of resources we know of that have been helpful to people to educate.
The Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, provides medical care and social support services to the growing population of adolescents/young adults with a chronic childhood illness or disability as they move from pediatric to adult healthcare, including but not limited to adolescents/young adults with Down syndrome, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease, autism, cerebral palsy, long-term cancer survivors, and other genetic diseases. The only clinic of its kind in Texas and one of only a few in the nation, the Transition Medicine Clinic helps these patients and their caregivers access adult medical care, navigate the adult healthcare system, and maintain or identify alternative social services that are so critical to their well-being, in an effort to prevent urgent healthcare crisis and to minimize the impact of a shrinking social support network these patients and families have come to rely on in the pediatric healthcare system.
Dr. Jordan Kemere, M.D.
Faculty, Center for Transition Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
After earning her BS from University of North Carolina where she was also part of the women's soccer team, Dr. Jordan Kemere went on to earn an MS from University of California at Berkley followed by an MD at the University of North Carolina. From there, she was accepted to residency at Baylor College of Medicine in their Internal Medicine program, which she completed in 2016. Dr. Kemere is passionate about her work serving medically complex and technologically dependent adolescents and young adults with chronic childhood illness and disabilities at the Transition Medicine Clinic at Baylor College of Medicine where she serves as faculty within the Internal Medicine department. She is also passionate about being the mother of two children.