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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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In January 2022, Suzanne Aaron, an information & outreach specialist from the Illinois Life Span Program of the Arc of Illinois, presented a webinar called "An Introduction t
Gout is more common in people with Down syndrome (DS) (as indicated by the studies at this link and this link ). Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by
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,
In May 2021, the Arc of Illinois hosted a webinar called, "An Introduction to Developmental Disability Resources, Organizations, and Terms." It was a webinar for family members and c
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.
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
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.