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Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 & Down Syndrome


Most people with Down syndrome are at “high risk” for COVID-19 because they have certain underlying medical conditions such as sleep apnea. GLOBAL has created or supports these important resources to help answer your questions.

 

 

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Offers Important Information about Coronavirus COVID-19 and Down Syndrome
A Message to Our Family, Friends, Colleagues & Supporters

Global and our affiliates have received numerous inquiries about whether or not people with Down syndrome are more at risk than typical people when it comes to exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Many inquiries are related to health risks and many are also related to spring break travel on planes. With COVID-19 coronavirus being categorized as an official pandemic by the World Health Organization, and after discussing with our affiliates, at this moment in time we are comfortable providing the following information.

At Global, we recognize that every family and individual has their unique situation, and we stand ready to support you where we can. Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. In the meantime please be safe!

Sincerely,
Michelle Sie Whitten and the Global/Affiliate Team

Download Global's Info Sheet about COVID-19 Coronavirus


OTHER IMPORTANT RESOURCES

Important Statistics & Updates:

Up-to-Date Coronavirus Stats by the Numbers

Coronavirus by the Numbers
Updated by the Hour – Stay up to date on the world’s reported coronavirus cases and statistics by country

The Latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Latest updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Updated Daily – Stay up to date on the latest information regarding symptoms, preparation, protecting yourself, and more

Recommendations for High Risk Individuals

Recommendations for High Risk Individuals
3/20/2020 – What the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends for sickness prevention


Webinars & Podcasts:

Important Information about Coronavirus COVID-19 and Down Syndrome from Experts

NDSC Board President’s Coronavirus Interviews
5/18/2020 – Listen to podcasts on COVID-19 outbreak, featuring NDSC President & Director of the Western Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center, Dr. Kishore Vellody, and infectious disease expert, Dr. Andrew Nowalk. Part 1 (3/10) here, Part 2 (3/31) here, Part 3 (5/18) here

NDSC, GLOBAL, and NDSS hosted a joint webinar on health care rationing during COVID-19

No Discrimination in Health Care Rationing Webinar
4/14/2020 – NDSC, GLOBAL, and NDSS hosted a joint webinar on health care rationing during COVID-19 and how to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities.

NDSC Webinar Online Learning from Home

NDSC Online Webinar Series
3/31/2020 – Check out NDSC’s 3-part Parent Webinar Series on online learning, featuring Sean J. Smith, professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas and NDSC Board member.

COVID-19 and Pediatric Care

COVID-19 & Pediatric Care
3/19/2020 – A pediatrician and mother of a child with Down syndrome, Dr. Abbie Smith, shares what parents need to know about Coronavirus


Blogs & Publications:

Travel Considerations for People with Down Syndrome (COVID-19)

Travel Considerations for People with Down syndrome
3/2020 – A lead author on Global’s Medical Care Guidelines for Adults with Down syndrome, Dr. Brian Chicoine, discusses important travel considerations for individuals with DS during the outbreak

Work and Activity Considerations for People with Down Syndrome (COVID-19)

Work & Activity Considerations for People with Down syndrome
3/2020 – Dr. Brian Chicoine, discusses important work and activity considerations for individuals with Down syndrome during the outbreak

Education for Your Child During COVID-19

Education for Your Child During COVID-19
3/12/2020 – A Q&A from the Department of Education discusses best practices for continuing education for children with disabilities During COVID-19

Visual Learning Curriculum at Home

Visual Learning Curriculum at Home
A useful resource for parents and educators to create visual checklists and schedules for children, created by the N.J. Coalition for Inclusive Education

15 Rules for Stopping the Spread of the Coronavirus

15 Rules for Non-Profits Facing COVID-19
3/17/2020 – Click here to see Guidelines/Rules for preventing the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), set forth by the White House & Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Videos:

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SAFETY TIPS


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