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Down Syndrome Research - What's New?

Families, therapists, educators and medical professionals may not be aware of the latest research being done on Down syndrome, and also may benefit from a review of past research and best practices for children with Down syndrome.

The bimonthly e-newsletter of the National Down Syndrome Society announced that the entire Spring 2008 issue of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Research Review reported research on Down syndrome, explained the importance of Universal Design for Learning for students with Down syndrome, and featured other information of interest to families and advocates. We still have a long way to go to bring attention to the benefits and necessity of research supporting individuals living with Down syndrome.

To keep updated on issues of interest to families, educators, therapists, medical professionals and others who work on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome, sign up for email alerts or newsletters where available from the organizations below. Browse at local bookstores, your public library, or online retailers for current information on Down Syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society - Research
NDSS Down Syndrome Research Coalition
NDSS - Benefits and Risks of Particpating in a Clinical Trial
NDSS - Current Studies - AAC, Congenital Heart Disease
Using Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Health Issues
Abstract of the Month
Down Syndrome Sites on the Internet -
Medical Resources

Down Syndrome Health Issues
Dr Len Leshin
Birth through Adulthood -Health Care Guidelines for Individuals with Down Syndrome
Specialty Clinic Perspectives -Adults with Down Syndrome
Down syndrome health care guidelines record sheet
Down syndrome health care guidelines record sheet - Thirteen Years through Adulthood
Kennedy Krieger Institute Research Anouncement

Adult Down Syndrome Center Publications and Newsletters

Down Syndrome Research Center - Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine Center for Research and Treatment for Down Syndrome
Research focus - Cognition
Mouse Models of Down Syndrome
Stanford Research Team and Studies

National Catholic Register
The Legacy of Jerome Lejeune and the Resurgence of Down Syndrome Research

Nutritional Supplements for Down Syndrome
History and Current Research

Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions - Research

Down Syndrome Research and Practice - Archive

Medical News Today
Down Syndrome Research Key to Advances in Genetic Science

Language Development in Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Health Care Management of Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome - David S Smith

Useful Resources for Parents and Guardians of Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Congress
NDSC Healthcare Guidelines PDF

Healthcare Guidelines for People with Down Syndrome - Spanish
Pautas de Los Cuidados de la Salud de Las Personas con sindrome de down

The Down Syndrome Quarterly has been moved to http://dsrf.org
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
Archives of Past DSQ newsletters may no longer be available, including:

Bridges4Kids News Digest

Risk for depression among children with Down Syndrome

Social Stories for Learning
The Gray Center for Social Learning and Understanding

Free sample of premade social story on waiting

Inclusive education in a private school

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