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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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This handout lists 21 activities you can do to promote your physical, mental, and social health on World Down Syndrome Day!
Abstract Scant research has explored the healthcare experiences of people with Down syndrome (DS) in the United States who are Black, African American, of African descent, or of mixed race. The purpos
Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have specific health care needs and require additional screening and surveillance for commonly associated conditions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (A
Executive functioning (or executive function) describes skills and mental processes that enables us to set goals, make plans, and manage daily life. Working memory, flexible thinking, self-control, an
Visuals can assist people with and without Down syndrome in many ways. We do not think that they are something that we "outgrow." In fact, many of us use visual supports (such as app
Click here to access the Speaker Series Overview (from the DSMIG-USA website) The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA) Speaker Series consists of webinars and end
Brian Chicoine, MD, presented a webinar called "Bias in the Health Care System: Advocating for People with Down Syndrome" on October 19, 2022. The webinar was hosted by LuMi
"If you have met one person with Down syndrome, you have met one person with Down syndrome" is a sentiment often shared in the Down syndrome community. We certainly know this idea ap
The fact sheets linked below share estimates of the numbers of babies born and people living with Down syndrome in the United States and Europe. USA Fact Sheet Last updated Novemb
We received the following question: What vitamins and supplements would you recommend for adults 18 with Down syndrome? I have read that 2x the recommended daily dose of fish oil has been li
It is estimated that about 16-18% of people with Down syndrome also have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA DS-ASD Workgroup collaborated with Autism Speaks t
We received a question from a family member of an individual with Down syndrome who is anxious and fearful of bad weather, particularly thunderstorms. Thunder, lightning, strong winds, heavy rain, hai
Are you looking for suggestions of activities you can do at home? We have compiled a list of some ideas below! There are ideas for arts and crafts , cooking , education/learning , fitness and physical
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD, Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L, and Hannah Graham, MD of the Adult Down Syndrome Center in Park Ridge, IL. The providers responded
The link below goes to a list of podcasts hosted by Kishore Vellody, MD, medical director of the Children's Down Syndrome Center in Pittsburgh. Medical issues of children, teens, and adults wi
Dressing can be difficult for some individuals with Down syndrome, in part because bilateral coordination and dexterity skills can be challenging for many individuals with Down syndrome. I ha
On December 14, 2021, the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware hosted a webinar called, "Traveling the Road Towards Independence." The presenter was Lina Patel, PsyD. View recording
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD on November 10, 2021. Dr. Chicoine is the co-founder and medical director at the Adult Down Syndrome Center. The topic of th
Do you or does a family member or friend with Down syndrome dread getting blood drawn? Here are some tips to help with blood draws: Make sure to be hydrated ! This will help the phl
Are you a person with Down syndrome and you are being prescribed a new medication? Are you assisting a person with Down syndrome with their health care and the individual is being prescribed a new med
The video below is a recording of a webinar presented by Brian Chicoine, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L on August 25, 2021. Dr. Chicoine is the medical director at the Adult Down Syndrome Center and D
The list below includes information about respite organizations and providers in the greater Chicagoland area and/or Illinois. The types of respite provided are also included and color-coded:
Abstract Purpose: Given the current life expectancy and number of individuals living with Down syndrome (DS), it is important to learn common occurrences of disease conditions across the dev
The PDF linked below is a copy of the second edition of Dr. McGuire and Dr. Chicoine's book originally published by Woodbine House Publishing in 2021. After Woodbine closed in 2022, the publis
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.
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