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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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
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
Abstract Background: Persons with Down syndrome (DS) are presumed to be at high risk of severe CoVID-19 due to immune dysregulation and often compromised cardiopulmonary function. Aim of the
We frequently receive questions about sleep. Individuals with Down syndrome and/or their families report that they have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. In this article, we will share stra
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on August 4, 2020. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director of the Adult Down Syndrom
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
UPDATED JUNE 2020 : On June 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it had reached a resolution on the first federal com
*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
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.
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
Dental Care Guidance for Caregivers of Patients with Down Syndrome is an article that shares information about common dental problems, finding the right dentist, sedation, appointment preparation, and
This visual shares things you can do to promote good sleep habits.
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 is a visual support that is based on the Skin Care video featuring Molly and Peter.
This is a visual explanation of the process of getting a sleep mask.
This is a visual explanation of the process of getting a sleep study done.
This visual provides tips about how to sleep better.
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.
This handout describes an alternative method for tying shoes that may help individuals with Down syndrome be more independent with this task.
We received a question from an individual in Switzerland about preventing sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when air is not passed normally in and out of the lungs while sleeping. There are three types
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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