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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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Being able to manage conflict effectively is an important skill for having healthy relationships. The handouts pictured and linked below are from our social skills groups for individuals with Down syn
"I" statements are a way to share how we feel in a clear, calm, and respectful way. The handouts pictured below explain the components of "I" statements. There is a
We have found that incorporating games into our social skills groups can help convey important messages as well as help participants practice appropriate social skills in a non-threa
On May 18, 2022, the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin hosted a webinar called "Alzheimer's Disease Prevention and Healthy Aging in People with Down Syndrome," presented
We have only seen or heard of a few cases of severe COVID-19 infection in our patients with Down syndrome who have received COVID-19 vaccines. Our experience has been consistent with the data
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.
Abstract People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have a higher risk of mortality from COVID-19 than the general population. Providers may assume that this is due to the burden of comor
Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) are among the groups with the highest risk for severe COVID-19. Better understanding of the efficacy and risks of COVID-19 vaccines for individuals with DS
We have shared both our clinical experience and studies that demonstrate clinical effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people with Down syndrome. However, until recently, studies have not
Abstract Background: The Down syndrome population has been disproportionately affected by Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in terms of experiencing severe illness and death. Soc
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
UPDATED 1/14/2022 : The CDC has provided updated information on what types of masks to wear . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing masks in public settings, such as
This social story explains what public means using pictures.
The Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) has developed several taskforces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The taskforces are studying COVID-19 infection and vaccination in people with D
On December 16, 2020, the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group - USA issued a position statement on the COVID-19 vaccine. The position statement has been updated several times, most recently on Novemb
Abstract Adults with Down syndrome (DS) are at higher risk for severe outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) then the general population, but evidence is required to understand the risks for
What do we like about our friends? As this handout shows, good friends usually use nice words, do kind things, listen, tell the truth, have boundaries, apologize, take turns, and say how they feel.
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
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.
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 phenoty
Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have an increased risk for epilepsy during the whole lifespan, but especially after age 40 years. The increase in the number of individuals with DS living
The webinar below was hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles. The topic was "Stroke and Vascular Disease in Down Syndrome: How to Identify and Prevent." The presenter
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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