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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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"
Abstract Objective: To develop standardization for nomenclature, diagnostic work up and diagnostic criteria for cases of neurocognitive regression in Down syndrome. Background: The
Abstract Background: Down syndrome regression disorder is a symptom cluster consisting of neuropsychiatric regression without cause. This study evaluated the incidence of neurodiagnostic abn
Abstract We aimed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of the BNT162b2 vaccine in young people with Down syndrome (DS), and to compare their humoral immune response with those of the healthy cont
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!
Abstract : Down syndrome (DS) is the most common genetic cause of Alzheimer's disease (AD) due to trisomy for all or part of human chromosome 21 (Hsa21). It is also associated with other pheno
Use this handout to create a workout by spelling your name, the day of the week, or another word or phrase of your choosing!
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
Abstract Down syndrome disintegrative disorder (DSDD), a developmental regression in children with Down syndrome (DS), is a clinical entity that is characterized by a loss of previously acquired adapt
This booklet for individuals with Down syndrome explains dementia using easy-to-read language. It is provided by Down's Syndrome Scotland (www.dsscotland.org.uk/resources/publications/).
This handout shows ways to incorporate physical activity and exercise into our daily lives.
Abstract: Purpose: An entity of regression in Down syndrome (DS) exists that affects adolescents and young adults and differs from autism spectrum disorder and Alzheimer disease. M
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 Objective: The goal is to expand our knowledge of catatonia occurring in adolescents and young adults with Down syndrome (DS) by describing the first prospective, consecutive, well-
This visual shares tips for stopping the spread of germs that make you and others sick.
This visual shows pictures of and describes exercises you can do at home without exercise equipment.
Abstract The immune surveillance theory of cancer posits that the body's immune system detects and destroys randomly occurring malignant cells. This theory is based on the observation of the i
Abstract: There has been a growing number of clinical case reports of regression in adolescents and adults with Down syndrome who have shown unexpected and severe regression in cognitive and adaptive
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
Abstract Objective: The main aim of this case series report is to alert physicians to the occurrence of catatonia in Down syndrome (DS). A second aim is to stimulate the study of regression
The resource linked below is a free to download booklet and set of postcards aimed at supporting conversations about dementia with people who have an intellectual disability. https://www.learningdisab
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.