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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
Review our COVID-19 Resources
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According to the Special Olympics website, "MyHealth is an online hub for health education resources geared towards Special Olympics athletes and other people with intellectual disabilities t
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"
This visual handout explains what we need to do to take care of our bodies.
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
Moving our bodies throughout the day can help us be healthy.
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
Complete a workout made up of exercises assigned to each letter of Dr. Chicoine and Dr. Dominiak's names!
Use this handout to create a workout by spelling your name, the day of the week, or another word or phrase of your choosing!
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
School of Strength is a Special Olympics program that provides videos with endurance, strength, and balance exercises. The program also offers a Fitness Tracker, Caregiver Kit, and Coaches Playbook.&a
This visual handout corresponds to our video on how to wash your hands. It shows the steps for handwashing.
In this video below, Jeff demonstrates how we should wash our hands. As Jeff explains, handwashing is an important thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy! A corresponding visual handout can be foun
This handout shows ways to incorporate physical activity and exercise into our daily lives.
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.
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!
This is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
This visual shows pictures of and describes exercises you can do at home without exercise equipment.
This resource provides images for a game in which participants identify clothing as either appropriate or inappropriate
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing choices based on the season/weather.
This visual is intended to help individuals make appropriate clothing choices.
In this video, Tim and Jim discuss and demonstrate the basic steps for shaving with and cleaning an electric razor.
Dry skin is more common in people with Down syndrome. In the video below, Mary and June talk about dry skin and tips for managing it.
The website linked here contains downloadable cards and videos that feature Special Olympics athletes and provide visual demonstrations of endurance, strength, and flexibility exercises. The
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.