Coeliac disease (US spelling is 'celiac') is much more common in people with Down syndrome than in the population at large.
May is Celiac Awareness Month in the US. To mark it this year, dietician Joan Medlen has published a two page fact sheet, Celiac Disaease Facts for People with Down Syndrome as part of her Wellness Walk Talk range, available to be freely downloaded from her Down Syndrome Nutrition website.
Nine Years? Already? is Joan's account of her son Andy's diagnosis of Celiac disease published on her Practical Wisdom blog.
Down syndrome and coeliac disease - a tricky combination, by physicians Jodie Porter and Andrew Day was published in our quarterly journal, Voice, in June 2011. It includes information from families of a number of people with Down syndrome and coeliac disease.
Coeliac NSW and ACT is holding its 2012 Gluten Free Expo on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Admission is free, everyone is welcome.