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Things I Can and Cannot Control Visual

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Things I Can and Cannot Control   Things I Cannot Control/Change Other people's emotions Other people's thoughts Other people's actions Some rules at work, school, or

My Thoughts Story

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

My Thoughts Story   This visual story explains thoughts and how we can learn to manage our thoughts.    Additional resources Reframing our Thoughts Automatic Negative Though

Boundaries Visual

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Boundaries Visual   Boundaries Boundaries are a line you do not cross without permission. There are three types:    1. Personal Boundaries Personal space and what type of to

Promoting Mental Health Across the Lifespan in Individuals with Down Syndrome Webinar Recording (5/8/2024)

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW and Brian Chicoine, MD - Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Abby Rowley, LCSW, and Brian Chicoine, MD, on May 8, 2024.  Description:  Mental health is a critical component of overall we

Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Screening for Women with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points Breast cancer is less common in women with Down syndrome compared to women without Down syndrome. Currently, the recommendations for breast cancer screening are the same for women with and

Tips for Living with Housemates

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Abby Rowley, LCSW - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Tips for Living with Housemates     This handout describes what we can do to be good housemates. The first page is a summary. The subsequent pages share more information for each tip

Visual Schedule Apps

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Visual schedules help an individual know what to expect. The schedule can be a list of activities for the entire day, only the morning or evening routine, or even the chores that need to be done. This

Practicing Inclusive Mental Healthcare of Individuals with Down Syndrome

Author: National Down Syndrome Society - Guidebook

The resource linked below is a guidebook from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). According to the Executive Summary, "This resource is provided to equip mental health professionals wi

When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect (2nd edition)

Author: Margaret Froehlke, RN, BSN, and Robin Sattel, MS - Book (2024)

When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals       Publisher description The first edition of When Down Syndrome and Aut

Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan Webinar Recording (2/21/2024)

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Title:  Promoting Mental Health Throughout the Lifespan for Individuals with Down Syndrome Date:  February 21, 2024 Presenter:  Abby Rowley, LCSW Host Organization: &nbs

Tremors in People with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points Tremors are repetitive involuntary movements. Tremors can be mild and cause limited disruption or more severe and restricting. There are many causes for tremors. An evaluation by a health p

Social Media Checklists

Author: Kayla Millan, OTS, Emma Jacobs, and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Adult Down Syndrome Center

Social Media Checklists   The document linked above contains 3 social media checklists:  Social Media Safety - A list of steps to take to increase your safety online. Exampl

Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder Presentations

Author: Multiple Presenters - Multiple Organizations

The Dual Diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism Webinar   Presenters: Noemi Spinazzi, MD, FAAP, and Teresa Unnerstall Host Organization: Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area   Aut

Resources on Phone, Social Media, and Internet Safety and Etiquette

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet     Rules for Phone Use   Rules for Social Media Use   What I Can Share on Social Media  

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Making Good Choices on our Phones, Social Media, and the Internet     Should we share a post, comment, message, picture, or video? Before sharing something, we should:  1. S

Tips for Successful Video Calls

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Tips for Successful Video Calls     Remember:  Video calls like Zoom are public spaces. This means that other people can see or hear what we do, say, and show.  Fin

Rules for Social Media Use

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Rules for Social Media Use   I should have ONE account per social media platform. Account settings should be private. Location settings should be turned OFF on all apps. If I would not show i

Rules for Phone Use

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Rules for Phone Use     Remember that phones are a public space. If you do not know the number, let the call go to voicemail. Make sure to call and text at a reasonable hour. Wait fo

What I Can Share on Social Media

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

What I Can Share on Social Media   Questions to ask myself before I share... Why do I want to share this? Have I already shared something today? Will people want to see my post?   Wh

Mastering Social Skills for Success in the Workplace Webinar Recording (1/10/2024)

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L and Abby Rowley, LCSW - Adult Down Syndrome Center

The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L, and Abby Rowley, LCSW, on January 10, 2024. Description: Although people with Down syndrome can be excellent

Prostate Cancer Screening in Men with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points on Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. There is uncertainty about the potential benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening for men.&nb

Dysgerminomas in Women with Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points A dysgerminoma is a type of cancer that usually occurs in a woman's ovary. There is limited research on dysgerminomas in women with Down syndrome. It is not clear if dysgerminomas a

Common Mental Health Disorders and Cognitive Decline in a Longitudinal Down Syndrome Cohort

Author: Idris et al. - BJPsych Open (2023)

Abstract Background:  Down syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability and Alzheimer's disease. In the general population, common mental disorders (CMDs), inc

Psychotherapy for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Author: Abby Rowley, LCSW - Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Key Points Some people with Down syndrome benefit from psychotherapy. Therapists work with individuals with a variety of skills, needs, and goals. Psychotherapy is often one part of a treatment plan t

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