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)
The Independence Issue (3.21 Canada's Down Syndrome Magazine)
Self-Care and Hygiene Resources (Adult Down Syndrome Center)
Menstrual Hygiene (Hannah Graham, MD and Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L)
Visual Recipes (Accessible Chef)
Social Skills Resources (Adult Down Syndrome Center)
Resources on Executive Functioning (Adult Down Syndrome Center)