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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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This handout provides 6 ways to make healthier choices for meals. Eating healthy meals helps us do our best at home, school, work, and in the community.
Some people do not like the feeling of lotion or creams. This handout shows examples of lotions that can be used on wet skin and lotions that can be sprayed on skin.
This handout provides suggestions and images of healthy snacks.
This handout explains why it is important to drink water and stay hydrated.
This handout explains how much water we should drink each day.
In the video below, Erin shares tips for living a healthy lifestyle. As Erin says, "Living a healthy lifestyle can be really hard," but her tips can help make it easier!
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
Leptin is a hormone that contributes to appetite regulation and satiety. There is some data that show that individuals with Down syndrome have increased leptin levels which correlates with higher rate
Find recipes for healthy meals that can be made using your microwave! Kylee's Kitchen is a program through the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. Participants learn basic cooking s
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
This is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
This is a visual to encourage healthy eating habits.
This is a visual support that corresponds to the video on Serving Sizes. It shows you how to estimate serving sizes using your hand as a guide.
This is a visual support based on the Protein video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Grains video in the Cooking Well and Feeling Well at the Adult Down Syndrome Center series.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Eating at Buffets video featuring Tyler and Carly.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Choices video featuring Molly and Peter.
This handout describes an alternative method for tying shoes that may help individuals with Down syndrome be more independent with this task.
This handout describes options to increase independence and success with toilet hygiene.
This is a visual support based on the Healthy Pace for Eating video featuring Julia.
This visual suggests alternatives to pop/soda.
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing 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.