CHILDREN AND ADULTS living with DS-ASD are an under-served and often misunderstood population.
PARENTS often know in their hearts that something is amiss. They may feel alone and overwhelmed as they observe other children with Down syndrome growing and developing according to expectations while their child exhibits behaviors more typically associated with autism. EDUCATORS may become overwhelmed without the tools and resources they need to ensure the success of their students with DS-ASD. HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS may be reluctant to suggest a second diagnosis or may even be unaware that the two conditions can co-occur. Often, the diagnosis is delayed, and children miss out on educational strategies, such as early intervention and supplemental therapies, that make a difference in the child’s and family’s life. Our compassionate and experienced board of parent volunteers stand ready to provide you with support, resources, and the education you need.