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

Practicing Inclusive Mental Healthcare of Individuals with Down Syndrome

March 2024 | National Down Syndrome Society - Guidebook

The resource linked below is a guidebook from the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS). According to the Executive Summary, "This resource is provided to equip mental health professionals with tools, resources, and strategies to better serve individuals with Down syndrome and IDD, taking into consideration their unique mental health needs." NDSS requires users to provide their name and email address to download the resource.

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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.