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From Down Syndrome WorldTM 2019 Issue 2 of 4 An important study in the journal of mental health research in intellectual disabilities shows that children with Down syndrome demonstrate increased behavioral issues compared with their typical peers. Early intervention and a development strategy can help. This article was published in the award-winning Down Syndrome World™ magazine. […]

The average age for a typical child to be toilet trained is 29 months for girls, and 31 months for boys. Interestingly, the average age has been on the rise from previous decades influenced by cultural, socioeconomic and market-driven factors (e.g. comfortable diapers and pull-ups). There is very limited research on toilet training in children with […]

Dennis McGuire, Ph.D., two-time recipient of Global’s Award of Excellence—in Medical Outreach and Psychology—and co-author of Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome and The Guide to Good Health for Teens and Adults with Down Syndrome, shares three important takeaways regarding behavioral health in people with Down syndrome: Social Sensitivity People with Down syndrome are […]

Presentation by Dr. Lina Patel Understanding Problem Behaviors, Global Down Syndrome Educational Series, Nov. 2-3, 2012 Dr. Lina Patel – Understanding Problem Behaviors – Spanish

Presentation by Dr. Lina Patel Understanding Problem Behaviors, Global Down Syndrome Educational Series, Nov. 2-3, 2012 Dr. Lina Patel – Understanding Problem Behaviors – English

Under Erin Suelmann’s leadership, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) has become one of the largest local Down syndrome organizations in the United States. In 2023 the organization raised over $1 million in support of over 2,000 families and expanded their impactful programs and services. Erin and her team have maintained an […]

Takeaways from a GLOBAL Webinar Article from the award-winning ​Down Syndrome World™ magazine​. Learn more about our magazine, webinars​ and GLOBAL Membership benefits Sleep Apnea Experts Earlier this year, GLOBAL organized a webinar on sleep apnea that attracted 420 registrants from 43 states and 13 countries. The webinar covered the latest understanding of the importance […]

Sleep Apnea, Eye/Vision Care, Solid Tumors, Leukemia, and Physical Therapy Additions are Planned for Second Edition in 2027 DENVER –November 30, 2023 – Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation announced the roster of authors for the second edition of the first evidence-based GLOBAL Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down Syndrome (“GLOBAL Adult Guideline”). The first […]

This year, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation Awards Program hit $1.1 million in supporting people with Down syndrome and their families. DENVER (August 31, 2023) – This year, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) Awards Program hit the $1.1 million mark providing over 300 awards to local Down syndrome member organizations in 46 states and […]