A 32-year-old member asked:
what can be done to accommodate someone with down syndrome?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Johanna Fricke answered
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Depends on age: Early Intervention from birth-3, special education services from 3-21, job training beginning at 14, ADA accommodations at work, SSI & Medicaid are supports granted by law, though there are financial requirements for eligibility for the last two. Follow guidelines for health maintenance; recognize & treat psychiatric disorders; promote adaptive behaviors from early on. See www.ndss.org/.
Answered on Feb 1, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
?accommodate?: These kids are the ultimate survivors if you work with them.They have a potential for a long life,well into their 60's and beyond,but have a higher frequency of many health problems.You monitor their health needs closely and do what you would for other kids.Early monitoring & therapy for delays can increase their skillsets. Find a DS support group for a rich exchange of ideas at all ages.
Answered on May 15, 2016
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