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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Once the School Bell Stops Ringing: Options for a Meaningful Life in the Community

April 2019 | Grace O'Connor and Ann Garcia - Patient Advocates, Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy You, Healthy Me, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenters are Grace O'Connor and Ann Garcia, patient advocates at the Center. Grace and Ann are joined by Elizabeth Bazarek and Jenna Richards, two young women with Down syndrome, and their mothers. At the Center, we have seen how important it is to physical and mental health for individuals with Down syndrome to remain actively engaged in activities and social relationships. This presentation covers how to help adults with Down syndrome experience meaningful lives in their communities, with or without state funding. The presentation slides can be viewed at this link.

Please note: The information on this site is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for a medical, psychiatric, mental health, or behavioral evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment plan by a qualified professional. We recommend you review the educational material with your health providers regarding the specifics of your health care needs.

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