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The IDD Toolkit is a website devoted to information for the primary care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It offers health care providers best-practice tools and a wealth of information regarding specific medical and behavioral concerns of adults with IDD, including resources for patients and families.
Below is additional information about common health conditions that often accompany a Down syndrome diagnosis:
Nutrition and Feeding Related Concerns - A presentation given by Lindsey Thompson MS, RD, of the Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea - A presentation given by Dr. Dennis Rosen, M.D. of the Division of Respiratory Diseases at the Children's Hospital Boston.
Dual Diagnosis: Down Syndrome and Autism - Information from the NDSS website about Down syndrome with Autism.
Ear, Nose & Throat Issues and Down Syndrome - Important information about the common ENT conditions associated with a Down syndrome diagnosis.
All other Associated Conditions common with Down syndrome, and important medical information for each.
If you are a medical professional and would like to schedule a hospital inservice or office visit to receive training about how to handle and communicate a new Down syndrome diagnosis, please send an email to email@example.com.