Teens & Adult Matters
If you are the parent, sibling or family member of a teen or adult son or daughter with Down Syndrome, we hope that you find the information on these pages helpful. NADS has been serving children and adults with Down Syndrome since 1960 and we greatly intensified our support and services to adults in 1992 with the opening of the Adult Down Syndrome Center (ADSC) in Park Ridge, IL. NADS continues to work collaboratively with the ADSC to serve adults with Down syndrome.
Join the Discussion!
Please join the Teen & Adult discussion on the NADS Discussion Forum. There is a section on “Adult Issues” which offers a wonderful opportunity for users to share and receive information with others sharing the same experiences.
In the News
- Oregon teen is first person with Down syndrome to reach Mount Everest base camp
- College of DuPage offers opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities
- Scholarship Opportunity: The O'Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund Application Is Available!
- Athlete With Down Syndrome Wins Sports Illustrated Award
- Fall TV Lineup Includes More With Down Syndrome
- Drug Opens Door to Treating Down Syndrome
- Research Study Announcement
- Feds Call On States To Meet Disability Housing Obligations
- Adult Down Syndrome Center
Stories and Articles
- Miles Loves to Volunteer
- Our Solution for Answering the Question: What’s Next for Young Adults?
- A Sister’s Reflection on Self Talk
- Parent/carer ratings of self-talk behaviour
- Dr. Dennis McGuire: If People with Down Syndrome Ruled the World
- Dr. Dennis McGuire: The Groove [PDF]
- Dr. Dennis McGuire Self-Talk [PDF]