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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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*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 document describes coronavirus (COVID-19) and steps we can take to keep ourselves and others safe.
The video below uses a drawn whiteboard technique to tell a social narrative about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It was developed by the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many healthcare organizations - including ours - are encouraging patients to avoid coming to clinics and hospitals (when possible and if appropriate). Video appointm
This handout talks about death. It describes what it is and how it might make us feel.
Many organizations are compiling COVID-19 resource lists. We have included links to some of them below. The amount of information about COVID-19 can be overwhelming and can cause anxiety and
UPDATED JULY 2020: Additional information related to this topic can be found in our resource " Returning to School or Work in Fall 2020 ." UPDATED JUNE 2020: Additional information r
UPDATED APRIL 2021: Additional information related to this topic can be found in our resource " Travel after COVID-19 Vaccination ." UPDATED JUNE 2020: Additional information related
This handout shows ways to incorporate physical activity and exercise into our daily lives.
This booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains death using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
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 handout with information on coping with transitions (such as leaving high school, changes in family dynamics, etc.) and the feelings of loss and grief that can accompany these transitions.
This visual shows pictures of and describes exercises you can do at home without exercise equipment.
The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy Me, Healthy You, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenters are Janet Bilodeau,
Before starting an exercise program, we recommend discussing it with your health care provider. Strength is one part of fitness that helps keep you healthy and strong. Strength can h
People with and without Down syndrome experience grief and sadness when a loved one dies. We have learned from individuals with Down syndrome and their families that grief can be experienced different
The website linked below contains downloadable cards and videos that feature Special Olympics athletes and provide visual demonstrations of endurance, strength, and flexibility exercises. There are ex
Ways to Help Support Someone with Down Syndrome Who is Grieving: Acknowledge and normalize the person’s feelings. It’s important for someone to know that their feelings, whatever t
In the United States, obesity is on the rise. This is also true for individuals with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome are at a higher risk of becoming obese compared to the general popula
I’ve heard it said that everyone experiences loss in their lives, although some people have more than others. People with Down syndrome encounter situations involving grief and loss just lik
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.