We've talked about the Downs Ed Issues and Information series before and many people borrow the series relating to 0-5 year olds, 5-11 years or 11- 16 years, but there are some excellent resources for parents, carers or others involved in the lives of adults with Down syndrome that many may not be aware of.
Families of adults with Down syndrome looks at the issues that families need to think about as their adult child grows older and how to deal with them.
Some of these issues are explored more fully in separate books:
Transition to employment - looks at the family "letting go", the planning needed, the various options for work and how it can be successful.
Recreation and adults with Down syndrome- looks at finding enjoyable activities that the adult with Down syndrome chooses.
Drama and the arts for adults with Down syndrome-Benefits, options and resources - discusses various kinds of artistic expression and its importance then focuses on drama and theatre. Gives many examples from around the world of various projects.
Advocacy and adults with Down syndrome - defines advocacy and gives examples of how it can be used to enable adults with Down syndrome
Spiritual well-being of adults with Down syndrome - looks at ideas of spiritual well-being, ideas from various religious traditions and examples of various expressions of spiritual well-being.
These books are useful to families of adults with Down syndrome but also may be interesting to families with teenagers or younger people with Down syndrome to see what is coming up. It may give ideas on what to plan for and what skills to work on as your child grows up, knowing what direction he or she may go.
To borrow any of these, email us.