Adults with Down Syndrome

Siegfried M. Pueschel
People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before —and now for the first time ever, there's a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues they'll navigate in adulthood. Internationally recognized authority Siegfried Pueschel blends contributions from respected experts with first-person essays by adults with Down syndrome themselves. Together, they answer readers'; critical questions about what adults experience and how to support their goals, dreams, choices, and overall well-being. Readers will get research-supported information and practical advice onaddressing medical and mental health issuesfostering social relationships using person-centered supports to help young adults succeed in collegehelping people with Down syndrome develop self-esteem and healthy sexuality promoting community employment through methods such as vocational education, transition planning, and supported employment ensuring that adults have choices and control over their living arrangements considering alternatives to guardianship as individuals reach adulthood encouraging healthy living through participation in recreational eventsIdeal for sharing with families of individuals with Down syndrome, this book is also an invaluable reference for a wide range of professionals, including educators, clinicians, direct support professionals, transition specialists, and employment specialists. Informative and insightful, this landmark volume will help families and professionals support adults with Down syndrome as they build healthy, satisfying, and independent lives.

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