GRADSA Medical Outreach

Purpose & Goals

GRADSA’s Medical Outreach Committee is dedicated to providing Doctors with best practice guidelines when delivering the Down Syndrome diagnosis.  We ultimately want to improve the diagnosis experience for families by improving the communication about Down Syndrome.  We have provided nationally recommended resources to be given to the parents and are ready to support them.  The Medical Outreach Committee is trained, certified and available for their Down Syndrome journey.

  • Certified and Trained Medical Outreach Representatives
  • Build relationships of trust and respect between providers and the Down Syndrome community
  • Provide presentations and up-to-date information on Down Syndrome to medical staff
  • Provide books, brochures and information packets for new diagnosis
  • Act as an organization
  • Report quarterly log to Lettercase
  • Deliver Welcome Baskets to new families

Email Christie Ashby:
Christie’s Contact Phone: 812-301-2235

How we support our families and providers! (↓↓↓)

RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS – Free online learning modules from the University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute


 Outreach Representatives

Christie Ashby

Outreach Representative
 Christie is a stay at home mom of 3 boys Landon (14), Parker (12) and Carson (7). Prior to being at home Christie was a Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA/L) in the acute care setting of the hospital. Christie is involved with the GRADSA 13+ Activity Group. Her husband Travis is on the GRADSA Board.

Cindy Wimsatt

Outreach Representative
Cindy is a stay at home mom of 2 children; Hailey (26) and Anna Sue (7). Prior to being at home Cindy achieved over 15 years of experience in the financial planning industry.




Renea Estes

Outreach Representative

Renea is a stay-at-home mom of 4 children:  Mason (16), Luke (14), Chapel (12), and Chaney (8).  Prior to being at home Renea worked in the medical field for over 23 years.  Renea and her husband Jonathan have both served on the GRADSA board and the Buddy Walk committee for many years.