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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.
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According to the Special Olympics website, "MyHealth is an online hub for health education resources geared towards Special Olympics athletes and other people with intellectual disabilities t
321go! is a resource provided by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). The guide is "a fun and easy set of 3 daily goals and 21 challenges that can help you make healthy choices"
Several endocrine conditions , including hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), are more common in people with Down syndrome compared to people without Down syndrome. Levothyroxine (Synthroid, Tirosint
We often encourage individuals with Down syndrome who come to our clinic to drink more water. This recommendation can be interpreted in different ways. One individual with Down syndrome who heard this
This visual support explains what to expect when you go to a doctor's appointment.
This visual handout explains what we need to do to take care of our bodies.
This visual handout explains how our bodies change as we get older.
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.
Individuals with Down syndrome can use this handout before, during, and after health appointments to help them advocate for their health.
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
This handout lists 21 activities you can do to promote your physical, mental, and social health on World Down Syndrome Day!
This visual explains what happens when you get an ECG or EKG.
This document includes a template and images that individuals with Down syndrome and their families can use to create a bedtime routine visual.
This social story explains what public means using pictures.
This visual explains how to change a pad when a woman has her period.
This visual explains what happens when a woman gets her period.
This visual explains that women need to change their pad throughout the day when they have their period.
The social stories below explain what masturbation is for males and females. Tap or click on the images to view the visuals. There are options for lighter and darker skin tones. Story About
This handout can be used to mark off how much water you drink each day.
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.
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.