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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
Review our COVID-19 Resources
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A common recommendation we give to individuals with Down syndrome who come to our clinic is to drink more fluids. Many people with Down syndrome we see are at least mildly dehydrated
UPDATED 1/14/2022 : The CDC has provided updated information on what types of masks to wear and how to improve how your mask fits . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recom
UPDATED 1/7/2022 The providers at the Adult Down Syndrome Center encourage individuals with Down syndrome to continue to reduce their risk of severe COVID-19 infection by wearing masks, social distanc
*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
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 an
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) has conducted an international survey of COVID-19 in Down syndrome. Caregivers and clinicians of individuals with Down syndrom
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a national consortium of organizations has shared a document with information on COVID-19 and Down syndrome. The organizations in the consortium are the Down
On December 16, 2020, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA issued a position statement on the COVID-19 vaccine. The position statement has been updated several times, most recently on Novemb
This handout can be used to mark off how much water you drink each day.
General Vaccine Information Individuals who are 5 years of age and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. The website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has r
Do you or does a family member or friend with Down syndrome dread getting blood drawn? Here are some tips to help with blood draws: Make sure to be hydrated ! This will help the phl
Updated November 2021 : We originally shared this resource in 2020 before COVID-19 vaccinations were available. The CDC has updated the page on celebrating holidays during the COVID-19 pandem
Abstract Adults with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk for severe outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) then the general population, but evidence is required to understand the risks for
Weight management can be challenging. It is likely that part of the reason is that there are factors for which our understanding is limited. While a great deal has been learned, more research is being
Abstract: Objectives: To derive and validate risk prediction algorithms to estimate the risk of COVID-19 related mortality and hospital admission in UK adults after one or two doses of COVID
Managing portion sizes of foods can be challenging for people with and without Down syndrome. Below are some products that may help with portion control. Many of these products can be found at retaile
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
We received a question about a man with Down syndrome in his late 30s. His family shared that he developed catatonia, was hearing people speaking in his head, and lost a significant amount of weight.
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what foods to eat everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what drinks to consume everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
This handout shares information about how to write goals.
This handout explains how to and provides a template for writing a goal and making a plan to achieve the goal.
In May 2021, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group shared a position statement titled "Response to Centers for Disease Control Mask Recommendations." This document shares
These are the slides from a webinar called "Supporting People with Down Syndrome in Living a Healthy Lifestyle" presented by Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Laura Chicoine, BA.
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.