Adults with Down Syndrome Siegfried M. Pueschel

ISBN: 9781557668110

Published: June 23rd 2006


320 pages


Adults with Down Syndrome  by  Siegfried M. Pueschel

Adults with Down Syndrome by Siegfried M. Pueschel
June 23rd 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781557668110 | 7.61 Mb

People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before —and now for the first time ever, theres a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues theyll 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 relationshipsusing person-centered supports to help young adults succeed in collegehelping people with Down syndrome develop self-esteem and healthy sexualitypromoting community employment through methods such as vocational education, transition planning, and supported employmentensuring that adults have choices and control over their living arrangementsconsidering alternatives to guardianship as individuals reach adulthoodencouraging 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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