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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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On June 15, 2022, the North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance hosted a webinar called "Supporting Healthy Sexuality for Your Loved One with Down Syndrome" presented by Katie Frank, PhD
This visual handout explains how our bodies change as we get older.
This visual handout explains what we need to do to take care of our bodies.
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for women.
This social story talks about privacy using pictures appropriate for men.
This visual handout explains what consent is and why it is important in relationships.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is an issue that we often check for in individuals who receive medical care at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. We usually get enough vitamin B12 from the foods we eat. Vitamin B
Birth control encompasses a wide range of strategies and medications used to prevent pregnancy. Besides preventing pregnancy, some of the medications may be used to treat other common symptoms of mens
In January 2022, Suzanne Aaron, an information & outreach specialist from the Illinois Life Span Program of the Arc of Illinois, presented a webinar called "An Introduction t
A common recommendation we give to individuals with Down syndrome who come to our clinic is to drink more fluids. Many people with Down syndrome we see are at least mildly dehydrated
The social stories below explain what masturbation is for males and females. Tap or click on the images to view the visuals. There are options for lighter and darker skin tones. Story About
This handout can be used to mark off how much water you drink each day.
Weight management can be challenging. It is likely that part of the reason is that there are factors for which our understanding is limited. While a great deal has been learned, more research is being
In October 2021, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA (DSMIG-USA) shared a consensus update for families called "Regression in Persons with Down Syndrome." The res
Managing portion sizes of foods can be challenging for people with and without Down syndrome. Below are some products that may help with portion control. Many of these products can be found at retaile
We received a question about a man with Down syndrome in his late 30s. His family shared that he developed catatonia, was hearing people speaking in his head, and lost a significant amount of weight.
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what drinks to consume everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
This handout uses a stoplight to help individuals with Down syndrome know what foods to eat everyday (green), sometimes (yellow), and on special occasions (red).
Learn why conversation skills are important in romantic relationships.
This visual talks about what rejection is, gives examples of rejection, and provides ways to handle rejection.
Abstract Limited research exists on the effectiveness of in-person workshops to help parents talk about sexuality. This study utilizes a parallel mixed methods design to examine the impact of the&
This handout discusses when and how to end romantic relationships.
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.