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Independence Resources

September 1, 2022 07:00 AM
Supporting people with Down syndrome in developing greater independence

Becoming more independent is a goal for many adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. This goal may vary significantly from person to person. It can range from wanting to become more independent with toileting and dressing to wanting to work towards living on one’s own. The list below contains resources to support individuals with Down syndrome with their unique independence goals. Click or tap on the images to access the resources.

Traveling the Road Towards Independence Webinar (Lina Patel, PsyD)


The Independence Issue of 3.21 Canada's Down Syndrome Magazine


Bathing and Showering Tips (Natalie Rivera, OTS and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L)


Activities of Daily Living Videos (Penquis Autism Community Services)


Adaptive Clothing (Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L)

adaptive clothing

Visual Recipes (Accessible Chef)


Menstrual Hygiene (Hannah Graham, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L)

Supporting women with Down syndrome in being independent with menstrual hygiene: Tips from the Adult Down Syndrome Center

How to Plan a Date (Adult Down Syndrome Center)


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