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Tips for Living with Housemates

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Abby Rowley, LCSW - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Tips for Living with Housemates     This handout describes what we can do to be good housemates. The first page is a summary. The subsequent pages share more information for each tip

Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan Webinar Recording (2/21/2024)

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Title:  Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan for Individuals with Down Syndrome Date:  February 21, 2024 Presenter:  Abby Rowley, LCSW Host Organization: &nbs

Social Media Checklists

Author: Kayla Millan, OTS, Emma Jacobs, and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Social Media Checklists   The document linked above contains 3 social media checklists:  Social Media Safety - A list of steps to take to increase your safety online. Exampl

Resources on Phone, Social Media, and Internet Safety and Etiquette

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet     Rules for Phone Use   Rules for Social Media Use   What I Can Share on Social Media  

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet     Should we share a post, comment, message, picture, or video? Before sharing something, we should:  1. S

Tips for Successful Video Calls

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Tips for Successful Video Calls     Remember:  Video calls like Zoom are public spaces. This means that other people can see or hear what we do, say, and show.  Fin

Rules for Phone Use

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Rules for Phone Use     Remember that phones are a public space. If you do not know the number, let the call go to voicemail. Make sure to call and text at a reasonable hour. Wait fo

Rules for Social Media Use

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Rules for Social Media Use   I should have ONE account per social media platform. Account settings should be private. Location settings should be turned OFF on all apps. If I would not show i

What I Can Share on Social Media

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

What I Can Share on Social Media   Questions to ask myself before I share... Why do I want to share this? Have I already shared something today? Will people want to see my post?   Wh

Information on COVID-19 Booster Shots from the Adult Down Syndrome Center

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD, Erin Dominiak, MD, Hannah Graham, MD, and Farah Chaus, MD - Adult Down Syndrome Center

UPDATED January 18, 2024 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 recommenda

Mastering Social Skills for Success in the Workplace Webinar (1/10/2024)

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Abby Rowley, LCSW - Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L, and Abby Rowley, LCSW, on January 10, 2024. Description: Although people with Down syndrome can be excellent

Prostate Cancer Screening in Men with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points on Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. There is uncertainty about the potential benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening for men.&nb

Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points Breast cancer is less common in women with Down syndrome compared to women without Down syndrome. Currently, the recommendations for breast cancer screening are the same for women with and

Dysgerminomas in Women with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points A dysgerminoma is a type of cancer that usually occurs in a woman's ovary. There is limited research on dysgerminomas in women with Down syndrome. It is not clear if dysgerminomas a

Activities You Can Do at Home

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Are you looking for suggestions of activities you can do at home? We have compiled a list of some ideas below! There are ideas for arts and crafts, cooking, education/learning, fitness and physical ac

Common Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Decline in a Longitudinal Down Syndrome Cohort

Author: Idris et al. - BJPsych Open (2023)

Abstract Background:  Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and Alzheimer's disease. In the general population, common mental disorders (CMDs), inc

Psychotherapy for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points Some people with Down syndrome benefit from psychotherapy. Therapists work with individuals with a variety of skills, needs, and goals. Psychotherapy is often one part of a treatment plan t

Behavior Change

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Any and all behavior change should be viewed as a possible communication tool. For some people with Down syndrome (DS), like some without DS, a behavior change may be a form of communication. This is

How to Plan a Date

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

There are many things to think about when planning a date such as who you will ask, when and where you will go, how much it will cost, and how you will get to and from the date. The handouts below can

Finding the Right Job for Me

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Valerie Schlieder, OTD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

There are many things to think about when we are looking for a job that is right for us. The visual linked below describes a variety of potential jobs and job settings, provides a list of questions to

Evaluating Challenging Behaviors in Adults with Down Syndrome

Author: Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA - DS-ASD Workgroup

Evaluating Challenging Behaviors in Adults with Down Syndrome    is a resource for health care professionals developed by the Down Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder Workgroup of the

Staff Turnover

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

For people living in a group home or participating in day programs, the staff members often become like family. This is especially true if the person does not have other family involved in his life bu

Opposite Actions

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

When we experience an emotion, there is often a behavioral urge that comes along with it. When we feel angry, we may have the urge to yell or break things or hurt someone. When we feel sad, we may hav

Calming vs. Coping Strategies

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

What is the difference between calming and coping strategies? Many times, we use the terms "calming" and "coping" interchangeably. There is often overlap in the str

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