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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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In this video below, Jeff demonstrates how we should wash our hands. As Jeff explains, handwashing is an important thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy! A corresponding visual handout can be foun
UPDATED JUNE 2020 : On June 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it had reached a resolution on the first federal com
*Please note: this article discusses viral testing used to diagnose if an individual currently has COVID-19. This article does not discuss antibody testing used to determine if an individual was expos
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on April 28, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Syndrom
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.
We were sent a question about the typical body temperature of people with Down syndrome and how they regulate their body temperature. Body Temperature of People with Down Syndrome Our review
This handout describes guidelines to follow when having conversations with others.
We received a question about a person with Down syndrome who was refusing to eat solids. He was found to have dental disease. He needed several fillings and had a couple baby teeth removed. The dentis
"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/).
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 men.
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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