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Teens & Adults

Articles by The National Down Syndrome Society

Health and Wellness

Adults and adolescents with Down syndrome, their supporting loved ones and their health care providers should be aware of the main health issues related to Down syndrome.
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Sexuality and Down Syndrome

Human sexuality encompasses an individual's self-esteem, interpersonal relationships and social experiences relating to dating, marriage and the physical aspects of sex.
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Life After High School

It is important for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to begin thinking about one of the most important transitions of all - the move from high school to life after high school.
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Thinking About Tomorrow

This article provides a general road map and some useful tips to use during the period of time between high school and what comes next for individuals with Down syndrome.
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Employment and Volunteer Work

In general, there are three types of employment options available to individuals with Down syndrome: competitive, supported and sheltered. Volunteer work is a great option to gain some additional job training.
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Housing Options

In making decisions about living arrangements, families must weigh the desires of the individual, his or her independent living skills, and available resources.
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