A Smiling Star for Kids and Adults With Down Syndrome
When Mark and Victoria Tremonti welcomed their beautiful baby Stella, they knew she would change their lives, and maybe the world. Like a bright star, her story lit the way for a brand-new program to support babies, kids, adults and families who all have a little something extra.
Inspired by Stella’s sweet smile — and the Tremontis’ passion for the Down syndrome community through their charitable organization Take a Chance for Charity — AdventHealth for Children launched the first lifespan program in the Southeast for children and adults with Down syndrome, SMILE with Stella.
SMILE with Stella provides families with Support and Services, Music and Moving, Interventions and Inclusion, Love and Learning, and Encouragement and Expertise.
Together with the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), AdventHealth for Children created this nationally leading, comprehensive program to support children and adults with Down syndrome and their families from pregnancy through adulthood.
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Meet Our Program Providers
How Our Program Is Lighting the Way Forward
Lifelong health care programs for Down syndrome are rare, which is part of what makes SMILE with Stella so special. Hear from the Tremonti family and our physicians about how our lifespan Down syndrome program fulfills a vital need for comprehensive, world-class medical care for kids, adults and their families.
Our Patient and Family Experience
When you visit our campuses in Orlando, you'll be able to feel that patient care is our top priority. Whether you’re at AdventHealth Orlando, the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children or at any of our other locations, we’ll ensure you or your child is cared for and loved. We offer support programs, child life specialists, pet therapy, music therapy and our unique STAR Program to meet patients’ sensory and auditory needs.
Your Support Can Make a World of Difference
We know that a Down syndrome diagnosis can come with extra challenges, and we aim to help every patient and their loved ones feel fully supported. When you give to our SMILE with Stella Tremonti Down Syndrome Clinic, your support helps provide critical services that are not covered by insurance but are essential to creating a supportive and loving environment for our patients and families.