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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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When we talk about emotions during our social skills groups for adolescents and adults with Down syndrome, we explain that it is ok to feel any emotion; however, it is not ok to have negative
This visual handout explains what boundaries are and how to set them.
This visual handout from our social skills group explains what to do when there is a conflict.
This visual handout shares activities you can do to help yourself calm down.
Being able to manage conflict effectively is an important skill for having healthy relationships. The handouts pictured and linked below are from our social skills groups for individuals with Down syn
"I" statements are a way to share how we feel in a clear, calm, and respectful way. The handouts pictured below explain the components of "I" statements. There is a
UPDATED 9/9/2022 The physicians of the Adult Down Syndrome Center recommend that individuals with Down syndrome ages 12 years and older who do not have a contraindication follow the recommendations of
Several endocrine conditions , including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), are more common in people with Down syndrome compared to people without Down syndrome. Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Tirosint
We like to use visual supports to set or manage expectations. One type of visual support that can be helpful is a first/then board. When using a visual support, there can be words, pictures, or a comb
Visuals tend to be most effective when they are individualized. What works for one person may be different than what works for another person. Schedules are one example of a type of visual that may va
We have found that incorporating games into our social skills groups can help convey important messages as well as help participants practice appropriate social skills in a non-threa
April 2022: We updated this resource to include information about Prevnar 20 (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, PCV20). What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease is caused by
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for women.
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for men.
This visual handout explains what consent is and why it is important in relationships.
It is estimated that about 16-18% of people with Down syndrome also have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA DS-ASD Workgroup collaborated with Autism Speaks t
We have shared both our clinical experience and studies that demonstrate clinical effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people with Down syndrome. However, until recently, studies have not
Abstract We aimed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the BNT162b2 vaccine in young people with Down syndrome (DS), and to compare their humoral immune response with those of the healthy cont
Abstract Findings from a recent study describing prevalence of common disease conditions in the largest documented cohort of individuals with Down syndrome (DS) in the United States strongly suggested
This social story explains what public means using pictures.
What do we like about our friends? As this handout shows, good friends usually use nice words, do kind things, listen, tell the truth, have boundaries, apologize, take turns, and say how they feel.
Several organizations have created helpful resources about COVID-19 vaccines. We have provided links to some of them below. VISUALS / PLAIN LANGUAGE RESOURCES Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine &a
Gout is more common in people with Down syndrome (DS) (as indicated by the studies at this link and this link ). Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by
This handout explains how to and provides a template for writing a goal and making a plan to achieve the goal.
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.