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For people with Down syndrome, family members, caregivers and professionals.

Resources on Developing Greater Independence

April 2023 | Adult Down Syndrome Center - Resource List

Becoming more independent is a goal for many adolescents and adults with Down syndrome. This goal may vary significantly from person to person. It can range from wanting to become more independent with toileting and dressing to wanting to work towards living on one’s own. The list below contains resources to support individuals with Down syndrome with their unique independence goals. 

Traveling the Road Towards Independence Webinar (Lina Patel, PsyD)

Traveling the road towards independence webinar


The Independence Issue opens in new window (3.21 Canada's Down Syndrome Magazine)



Self-Care and Hygiene Resources (Adult Down Syndrome Center)

Self-care and hygiene


Menstrual Hygiene (Hannah Graham, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L)

Supporting women with Down syndrome in being independent with menstrual hygiene: Tips from the Adult Down Syndrome Center


Visual Recipes (Accessible Chef)

Accessible chef visual recipes


Social Skills Resources (Adult Down Syndrome Center)

social skills resources


Resources on Executive Functioning (Adult Down Syndrome Center)

Executive functioning and Down syndrome resources 

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We offer a variety of resources for people with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers and the professionals who care for and work with them. Search our collection of articles, webinars, videos, and other educational materials.

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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.