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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"
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,
Moving our bodies throughout the day can help us be healthy.
Complete a workout made up of exercises assigned to each letter of Dr. Chicoine and Dr. Dominiak's names!
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
This handout shows ways to incorporate physical activity and exercise into our daily lives.
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!
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,
This list of resources was compiled by Grace O’Connor and Ann Garcia, patient advocates at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. Some of these resources are specific to the greater Chicagoland are
Some of these resources are specific to the greater Chicagoland area and/or Illinois. If you are looking for resources in another region, we recommend reaching out to a local Down syndrome parent orga
The Trisomy 21 Toolkit for Transitioning to Adult Medical Care outlines steps individuals with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities can take toward building independence, planning for the
While special education services are an entitlement, adult services are based on eligibility and availability of funding. If you are eligible and funding is available, services can be accessed. In the
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
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
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
This resource 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. A list of
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.