Adults with Down syndrome are now reaching old age on a regular basis and are commonly living into their 50s, 60s and 70s.
by Dr. James Hunt Note from ADSA: Our own Dr. James Hunt wrote the following article, helpful for any parents concerned about anesthesia for their children with Down Syndrome. Complications of anesthesia (sedation during surgery) occur in all patient populations, including those with Down syndrome.
People with Down syndrome are at increased risk for certain health problems compared to the general population. This section offers information about these health issues.
BY GEORGE T. CAPONE, M.D. ADAPTED FROM DISABILITY SOLUTIONS VOLUME 3, ISSUES 5 & 6 During the past 10 years, I’ve evaluated hundreds of children with Down syndrome, each one with their own strengths and weaknesses, and certainly their own personality.
“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.
The Miracle League removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime.
The mission of Special Olympics Arkansas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
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.
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