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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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
Abstract Down syndrome disintegrative disorder (DSDD), a developmental regression in children with Down syndrome (DS), is a clinical entity that is characterized by a loss of previously acquired adapt
*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
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 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.
Abstract Purpose: An entity of regression in Down syndrome (DS) exists that affects adolescents and young adults and differs from autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer disease. Me
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 Objective: The goal is to expand our knowledge of catatonia occurring in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) by describing the first prospective, consecutive, well-
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 men.
This is a visual support about making good choices for women.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for men.
This handout shows the difference between private and public places and behaviors using pictures appropriate for women.
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.
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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