Adults with Down Syndrome / Edition 1

Adults with Down Syndrome / Edition 1

by Siegfried M. Ed. Pueschel
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557668116

ISBN-13: 9781557668110

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company

People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before —and now for the first time ever, there's a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues they'll navigate in adulthood. Internationally recognized authority Siegfried Pueschel blends contributions from respected experts with first-person

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Overview

People with Down syndrome are living longer, fuller lives than ever before —and now for the first time ever, there's a comprehensive, reader-friendly book on the social, clinical, legal, and personal issues they'll 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 on

  • addressing medical and mental health issues
  • fostering social relationships
  • using person-centered supports to help young adults succeed in college
  • helping people with Down syndrome develop self-esteem and healthy sexuality
  • promoting community employment through methods such as vocational education, transition planning, and supported employment
  • ensuring that adults have choices and control over their living arrangements
  • considering alternatives to guardianship as individuals reach adulthood
  • encouraging healthy living through participation in recreational events

Ideal 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557668110
Publisher:
Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents


About the Editor
About the Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgments
  1. Stars
    Meredith Leslie Martin
  2. My Adult Life Up to Now
    Jason A. Kingsley
  3. Optimal Health Care and Medical Concerns
    Siegfried M. Pueschel
  4. Life Experiences
    Jennifer Cunningham
  5. My Life as a Special Tomato
    Carolyn Hansen Bergero
  6. Are Psychiatric Disorders of Concern in Adults with Down Syndrome?
    Siegfried M. Pueschel and Beverly A. Myers
  7. Positive Behavior Support Process for Adults with Down Syndrome and Challenging Behavior
    Rose Iovannone
  8. Self Before Sex: Perspectives on Support, Self-Esteem, and Sexuality
    Karin Melberg Schwier, with invited contributions from Dave Hartzog, Nannie Sanchez, Stefanie Ward, Karen Taylor, and Jim Schwier
  9. Having a Life
    Jeffery D. Mattson
  10. Person-Centered and Collaborative Supports for College Success
    Cate Weir
  11. College Years and Future Job
    Andrew Lee Jones
  12. Work and Vocational Training for Individuals with Down Syndrome
    Paul Wehman, Pam Targett, and Jacob A. Neufeld
  13. The Future Is Ours
    Chris Burke
  14. Aiming High
    Mia Peterson
  15. Supporting Adults to Live in the Community: Beyond the Continuum
    Steven J. Taylor
  16. Independent
    Katie Maly
  17. Recreation Through Special Olympics: Sports, Fitness and Well-Being
    Siegfried M. Pueschel and Courtney Pastorfield
  18. Imagine the Possibilities
    Karen Elizabeth Gaffney
  19. Contribution and Community Life: Fostering Social Relationships, Community Participation and Full Inclusion
    Angela Novak Amado and K. Charlie Lakin
  20. My Life So Far
    Steven William Sauter
  21. Life is Good
    Joel C. Peterson
  22. My Story
    Sujeet S. Desai
  23. Guardianship and Its Alternatives
    Robert D. Dinerstein
  24. Advocacy and Adults with Down Syndrome
    Steven M. Eidelman
  25. My Life
    Christine D. Maxwell
  26. My Life on the "UP"-side of My Down Syndrome disABILITY
    Ann M. Forts
  27. My Wonderful Life
    Karen Toff

Index

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