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The story linked below talks about moving to a group home, including how to deal with new emotions and managing a schedule. Moving to a Group Home The story was created by Michele Mattox, LCS
Abstract In adults with Down syndrome, the combination of low physical activity and fitness levels and the high prevalence of musculoskeletal co-morbidities stresses the need for specialized exercise
The Mann Method PT Exercise Program - Prescription Chart contains a list of exercises developed for people with Down syndrome. The list includes foundational exercises, hip streng
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"
The Adult Sibling Toolkit from the National Down Syndrome Congress is a tool for adult siblings who are preparing to become more involved in the support and care of their loved ones with Down syndrome
Exercise is important for people with Down syndrome just as it is for all people. For all people, care must be taken to avoid overdoing it with exercise. Excessive sweating can be a sign to ease back,
While many solid tumor cancers are less common in people with Down syndrome compared to people without Down syndrome, testicular cancer is one type of solid tumor cancer that is&am
Breast cancer screening recommendations have varied over time and continue to vary. Organizations have different recommendations for when women should start being screened for breast cancer and how of
Moving our bodies throughout the day can help us be healthy.
On July 28, 2021, the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware hosted a webinar called, "Helping Children and Adults with Down Syndrome to Cope with Grief." The presenter was Rose Reif,
Use this handout to create a workout by spelling your name, the day of the week, or another word or phrase of your choosing!
We received a request for information on dysgerminomas in women with Down syndrome. Dysgerminomas are germ cell tumors that typically occur in the ovary. Testicular cancer is the comparable cancer in
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
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 Pneumonia and respiratory infections impact infants and children with Down syndrome; pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality in adults with Down syndrome. We aimed to review the literature
This handout talks about death. It describes what it is and how it might make us feel.
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/).
This list of resources was compiled by Ann Garcia and Grace O'Connor, patient advocates at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. Some of these resources are specific to Illinois residents - they are
The resources below can be used by individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers, and their health care providers during the transition from pediatric to adult health care. G
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
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
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