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Sharing Touch and Affection

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

Learn about the "rules" for sharing touch and affection in romantic relationships in this visual handout.

Routines during the Pandemic

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

When the COVID-19 pandemic started, my first thoughts of concern for our patients and all people with Down syndrome were around the virus and the potential of becoming severely ill with COVID-19. We h

Tourette Syndrome and Down Syndrome

Author: Brian Chicoine, MD - Medical Director, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a hereditary, chronic neuromuscular condition consisting of motor and vocal tics. Tics are sudden, involuntary, brief, repetitive movements and vocalizations.* Motor tics can

Communication Board

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This board can be used to communicate information such as needs, desires, and emotions.

Ingredients for a Successful Relationship

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes the importance of good communication and positive interactions for having successful relationships.

Tips for Running Virtual Social Groups

Author: Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist, Adult Down Syndrome Center

Since April, staff at the Adult Down Syndrome Center have been hosting online socials and social skills groups via Zoom. Our goal is to encourage social participation and engagement while we maintain

Clinical Characteristics of Individuals with Down Syndrome Deceased with COVID-19 in Italy - A Case Series

Author: Villani et al. - American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A (2020)

Abstract Background:  Persons with Down syndrome (DS) are presumed to be at high risk of severe CoVID-19 due to immune dysregulation and often compromised cardiopulmonary function. Aim of the

Tips for Successful Video Calls

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout shares steps you can take to have successful video calls.

Rules for Phone Safety

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout shares tips to remember when using our cell phones.

Rules for Social Media Safety

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout shares tips to remember when using websites and apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat.

What I Can Share on Social Media

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout provides guidance on what type of messages, photos, and videos to share safely on social media.

Making Good Choices on the Internet

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This is a visual with questions to ask yourself to help you make good choices on the Internet.

An Introduction to Zoom

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

These slides provide information about why and how to use Zoom.

Flu Vaccine Information for People with Down Syndrome

Author: Daniela Estrada Gomez, MD - Down Syndrome Program of Mass General Hospital for Children

Individuals with and without Down syndrome can experience harmful symptoms and complications from the flu. The best way to avoid catching the flu is to get the flu vaccine each year. To learn more abo

How to Wash Your Hands Visual

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual handout corresponds to our video on how to wash your hands. It shows the steps for handwashing.

How to Wash Your Hands Video

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Video

In this video below, Jeff demonstrates how we should wash our hands. As Jeff explains, handwashing is an important thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy! A corresponding visual handout can be foun

Hospital Visitor Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

UPDATED JUNE 2020 : On June 9, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it had reached a resolution  on the first federal com

Information Forms to Share with Hospitals and Clinics

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resources

Visiting a hospital or clinic can be a stressful or frightening experience for some individuals with Down syndrome. The stress and fear can be increased if the healthcare providers are unfami

Helping an Individual with Down Syndrome Tolerate COVID-19 Testing

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

*Please note: this article discusses viral testing used to diagnose if an individual currently has COVID-19. This article does not discuss antibody testing used to determine if an individual was expos

Non-Discrimination in Medical Treatment for COVID-19

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Reports of potential discrimination in medical treatment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have caused fear, anxiety, and anger within the Down syndrome community. Depar

My Rules for Conversation

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout describes guidelines to follow when having conversations with others.

Qualities of an Adult

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

"Adulting" can be hard! This handout shows qualities of adults and explains how we should act to be treated like adults.

One-Way and Two-Way Friendships

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This visual compares one-way (nonreciprocal) and two-way (reciprocal) friendships. This idea can also be applied to crushes and/or romantic relationships.

Plan for When I'm Angry

Author: Adult Down Syndrome Center

This handout can be used to make a plan for what to do when you get angry.

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