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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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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,
This handout talks about death. It describes what it is and how it might make us feel.
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 is a handout with information on coping with transitions (such as leaving high school, changes in family dynamics, etc.) and the feelings of loss and grief that can accompany these transitions.
The video below is a recording of a presentation from the Adult Down Syndrome Center's Healthy You, Healthy Me, Healthy Us Conference held on April 6, 2019. The presenters are Grace O'
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
People with and without Down syndrome experience grief and sadness when a loved one dies. We have learned from individuals with Down syndrome and their families that grief can be experienced different
Ways to Help Support Someone with Down Syndrome Who is Grieving: Acknowledge and normalize the person’s feelings. It’s important for someone to know that their feelings, whatever t
I’ve heard it said that everyone experiences loss in their lives, although some people have more than others. People with Down syndrome encounter situations involving grief and loss just lik
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.