When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect, A Guide to DS-ASD for Parents and Professionals (Woodbine House, 2012).
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When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect offers a thorough examination of the unique profile of a Down Syndrome-Autism Spectrum Disorder (DS-ASD) diagnosis and best practices for screening, treatment, and caretaking through the lifespan. This one-stop resource, the first of its kind, will greatly benefit families whose child is already diagnosed, and also those who suspect something more than Down syndrome. Professionals, too, will find information on how to distinguish DS-ASD from a diagnosis of just Down syndrome, and guidance on providing services for children and adults. Click here to learn more about it!
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Click here to read the following articles in Disability Solutions magazine (September/October 1999):
"More than Down Syndrome: A Parent's View", by Joan E. Guthrie Medlen
"Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Look at What We Know", by George T. Capone, MD
"Dual Diagnosis: The Importance of Diagnosis and Treatment", by Bonnie Patterson, MD
"Language & Communication: The Key is Effectiveness", by Julie Bierman Gee, MS, CCC-SLP
"Gross Motor Development in Children with Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: Clinic Observations", by Patricia C. Winders, PT
"Changing Behavior...& Teaching New Skills", by Naomi Swiezy, PhD
"Sensory Integration: Observations of Children with Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorders", by Mary Lashno, OTR