The Groove

One of the most interesting and consistent findings from the Adult Down Syndrome Center is the discovery that people with DS need sameness, repetition and order in their lives. We call this tendency the “groove” because thoughts and actions of people tend to follow fairly well worn paths, or grooves. Read the rest by downloading […]

If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World

  “This paper was originally delivered as a plenary address at the conference in Chicago in July of 2005, co-sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society and the National Association for Down Syndrome. It was well received by the audience, and we have received many requests for a written form of the presentation. In this […]


Aging and Down Syndrome

Adults with Down syndrome are now reaching old age on a regular basis and are commonly living into their 50s, 60s and 70s. While there are many exciting milestones that accompany growing older, old age can also bring unexpected challenges for which adults with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers may not feel adequately prepared. In […]


New Parent Guide

The National Down Syndrome Society’s guide for new and expectant parents, “A Promising Future Together,” is a comprehensive overview that includes sections on healthy starts, early intervention therapies, how to find support and care for your family and what the future holds for your child. Download the New Parent Guide Download the New Parent Guide […]