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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Reports of potential discrimination in medical treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have caused fear, anxiety, and anger within the Down syndrome community. Depar
This handout talks about death. It describes what it is and how it might make us feel.
This handout describes guidelines to follow when having conversations with others.
"Adulting" can be hard! This handout shows qualities of adults and explains how we should act to be treated like adults.
This booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains death using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
We were asked about surgical options for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD occurs when stomach contents, including acid, go "backwards" from the stomach up into t
This visual compares one-way (nonreciprocal) and two-way (reciprocal) friendships. This idea can also be applied to crushes and/or romantic relationships.
This handout can be used to make a plan for what to do when you get angry.
This handout gives examples of things you can do when you get angry.
Abstract Background : The specific distribution of cancers in Down syndrome (DS) calls into question the validity of screening policies for cancer surveillance as implemented for the general populatio
This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are happy.
This handout describes things that our bodies may feel or do when we are anxious, angry, or stressed.
This visual uses a volcano to describe how our emotions can escalate.
Abstract Background: Women with Down syndrome have a lower breast cancer risk and significantly lower life expectancies than women without Down syndrome. Therefore, it is not clear whether m
This handout discusses and gives examples of an appropriate amount of personal space.
This handout describes and shows appropriate ways to touch people at school.
This is a visual support about making good choices for women.
This is a visual support about making good choices for men.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for women.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for men.
This is a handout with information on coping with transitions (such as leaving high school, changes in family dynamics, etc.) and the feelings of loss and grief that can accompany these transitions.
While we may love to hug, we know that hugging is not appropriate in all settings. This visual discusses the people in our lives who we can touch and how we can touch them appropriately.
This is a visual with tips to remember when having conversations
This visual describes filters, which help us avoid saying something that we are thinking that might be inappropriate.
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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