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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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 frequently see that the lab values of kidney function of people with Down syndrome (DS) we evaluate at our Center are mildly abnormal. The kidney function is slightly decreased compared to what is
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 drinks to consume everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
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).
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
This visual shows steps to take to have a healthy pace for eating. Take a bite, put the fork down, chew 5-10 times, swallow the food, take a small drink, pick up your fork and start all over.
What does post COVID-19 life look like and how do we prepare? These questions were discussed in a presentation hosted by the National Down Syndrome Society during their virtual Adult Summit in April 2
The information below was shared on April 12, 2021. For the most up-to-date information, please see the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at this link . My fami
We received a request for information on dysgerminomas in women with Down syndrome. Dysgerminomas are germ cell tumors that typically occur in the ovary. Testicular cancer is the comparable cancer in
We received the following question: I have a son with Down syndrome. He had testicular cancer in his late 20s. Since then, he seems to have developed an eating disorder. He always feels he i
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on March 28, 2021 as part of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress 37th Annual Virtual Confer
This handout shares tips for individuals with Down syndrome to be successful in the workplace.
Abstract Background: Health conditions, immune dysfunction, and premature aging associated with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome, DS) may impact the clinical course of COVID-19. Methods:&
Abstract Background: Health conditions, immune dysfunction, and premature aging associated with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome, DS) may impact the clinical course of COVID-19. Methods:
As with all vaccines, there is the potential to experience side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This is true for people with and without Down syndrome. These side effects may include pain
Several organizations have created helpful resources about COVID-19. We have provided links to some of them below. VISUALS / PLAIN LANGUAGE RESOURCES Basic COVID-19 Information By and For Pe
Several organizations have created helpful resources about wearing masks during COVID-19. We have provided links to some of them below. VISUALS / STORIES / PLAIN LANGUAGE RESOURCES Wearing a
On January 8, 2021, Drs. Brian Chicoine and Andre Strydom presented a webinar hosted by the Matthew Foundation in collaboration with the Stanford Down Syndrome Research Center. They provided an update
COVID-19 testing is a common topic of discussion these days. There are two types of testing - viral and antibody. Viral testing indicates if someone is currently infected with COVID-19. This test is u
When the COVID-19 pandemic started, my first thoughts of concern for our patients and all people with Down syndrome were around the virus and the potential of becoming severely ill with COVID-19. We h
Since April, staff at the Adult Down Syndrome Center have been hosting online socials and social skills groups via Zoom. Our goal is to encourage social participation and engagement while we maintain
The article linked below describes the findings of a study that evaluated Down syndrome as a risk factor for death from COVID-19 through an analysis of individual-level data in a cohort study of 8.26
Should men with Down syndrome (DS) undergo prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood testing for prostate cancer screening? The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends the followi
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.