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Adult and Aging Resources

We know how important and challenging it is to maintain a healthy, appropriately independent life, and hope these resources come in handy during decision making and life planning.

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DSAMn’s Online Resources and Facebook Discussion Groups

Down Syndrome Association of MN Discussion Group: Our Private Group for Questions & Conversations

Minnesota Moms: Ages 12–18

Adult Matters (For Parents & Caregivers of Adults with Down syndrome)

Down Syndrome & Autism – Dual Diagnosis

Family Connectors

Family Connectors help parents navigate the complexities that come with raising a child with Down syndrome, including guidance regarding health care, education, county services, and other community resources.

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Webinars and conferences

Webinars and conferences give parents and families access to trusted experts and the latest, most up-to-date information.

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    In addition, we’ve gathered helpful resources below, plus you can reach out to a Family Connector with specific questions or needs.

    Historically, the majority of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been unemployed or underemployed, although most are interested and able to work in the community. We believe teens and adults with Down syndrome should have the same opportunities as others to have a career based on their own personal interests and strengths, work in an inclusive environment with people with and without disabilities, receive comparable wages, and be free from workplace discriminations.

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    There are many reasons why people with Down syndrome start thinking about moving out. They may want their own space, more independence, or to be like their peers; or parents and caregivers may be getting older and thinking about the future. Whatever the reason, there are a number of different housing options. There is no right or wrong option although there may be different benefits to each – what matters is finding what’s right for your relative.