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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Recently, we were asked about emergency preparedness and safety resources for people with Down syndrome. We started to research the topic and found numerous resources that may be helpful to people wit
Visuals can help individuals with Down syndrome prepare for and know what to expect at medical appointments. Our Resource Library has several examples. Taking Charge of My Appoint
The resources in the Families and Caregivers section of our Resource Library are intended for a broad audience of parents, siblings, friends, and caregivers of individuals with Down
The visuals below can be used to track how much water we drink each day. There are three versions: 8 oz. cups, 16 oz. water bottles, and 24 oz. water bottles. 8 oz. cups 16 oz. water bottle
We hear regularly about the importance of music in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome who come to our clinic. Elvis, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, Grease , High School Musical , and Mamma Mia! a
UPDATED May 10, 2023 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 recommendation
Visiting a hospital or clinic can be a stressful or frightening experience for some individuals with Down syndrome. The stress and fear can be increased if the healthcare providers are unfami
Going up and down stairs can be challenging for some people with Down syndrome. Aging, differences in depth perception, unsteady gait, and other issues may contribute to difficulty with navigating sta
Becoming more independent is a goal for many adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. This goal may vary significantly from person to person. It can range from wanting to become more independent wit
Many individuals with Down syndrome have “ the groove ” or a set pattern or routine in their actions or thoughts. This preference for sameness or repetition can be advantageous whe
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
This handout lists 21 activities you can do to promote your physical, mental, and social health on World Down Syndrome Day!
This Getting an X-Ray visual explains what happens when we get an x-ray. This visual can help individuals with Down syndrome know what to expect when going for an x-ray.
This Getting an EEG visual explains what happens when we have an electroencephalogram (EEG) done. It can help individuals with Down syndrome know what to expect when going for an EEG.
This Getting My Blood Drawn visual explains what happens when we have a blood test done. This visual can help individuals with Down syndrome know what to expect when goi
Abstract Scant research has explored the healthcare experiences of people with Down syndrome (DS) in the United States who are Black, African American, of African descent, or of mixed race. The purpos
Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have specific health care needs and require additional screening and surveillance for commonly associated conditions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A
Executive functioning (or executive function) describes skills and mental processes that enables us to set goals, make plans, and manage daily life. Working memory, flexible thinking, self-control, an
Visuals can assist people with and without Down syndrome in many ways. We do not think that they are something that we "outgrow." In fact, many of us use visual supports (such as app
Click here to access the Speaker Series Overview (from the DSMIG-USA website) The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) Speaker Series consists of webinars and end
A complication of having COVID-19 infection is a condition called long COVID (it has also been called long-haul COVID, chronic COVID, post-COVID conditions, and others). The National Task Group on Int
Brian Chicoine, MD, presented a webinar called "Bias in the Health Care System: Advocating for People with Down Syndrome" on October 19, 2022. The webinar was hosted by LuMi
"If you have met one person with Down syndrome, you have met one person with Down syndrome" is a sentiment often shared in the Down syndrome community. We certainly know this idea ap
321go! is a resource provided by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). The guide is "a fun and easy set of 3 daily goals and 21 challenges that can help you make healthy choices"
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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