Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

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Providing a comprehensive survey of the clinical, educational, developmental, psychosocial, and transitional issues relevant to people with Down syndrome, this book addresses the needs of family members, caregivers, and professionals alike. Edited in association with the National Down Syndrome Society, this up-to-date treatment incorporates the newest developments concerning sexuality, inclusion, transition into adulthood, and legislation, as well as a discussion of the Human Genome Project and the sequencing of ...
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Overview

Providing a comprehensive survey of the clinical, educational, developmental, psychosocial, and transitional issues relevant to people with Down syndrome, this book addresses the needs of family members, caregivers, and professionals alike. Edited in association with the National Down Syndrome Society, this up-to-date treatment incorporates the newest developments concerning sexuality, inclusion, transition into adulthood, and legislation, as well as a discussion of the Human Genome Project and the sequencing of chromosome 21.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This volume is a comprehensive collection of articles representing a wide range of disciplines…it will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of families, medical staff, educators, and researchers." (American Journal of Medical Genetics, August 15, 2004)

“...a comprehensive compilation of the myriad issues facing individuals with Down syndrome and their families across the lifespan...this book, compared to other tomes of highlights from various conferences, seems to contain more bang for the buck as the issues it covers are extremely pertinent and could stand alone apart from the conferences...this book will stay on my shelf.” (Journal of Genetic Counseling, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2004)

"This book will be of great interest to anyone wanting to have the latest information about this genetic disorder..." (family2000.org.uk, 9 September 2002)

"...puts foward some of the visions and thoughts in an optimistic way and is therefore recommended..." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health)

"...puts forward some of the visions and thoughts in an optimistic way and is therefore recommended..." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health, Vol.15, No.1, 2003)

"I...consider a copy of this book a must for every institutional and personal library." (Journal of the National Medical Association, March 2003)

"...exceedingly valuable for a wide spectrum of individuals: parents, professionals, caregivers, and researchers..." (American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 72, 2003)

"...exceedingly valuable for a wide spectrum of individuals: parents, professionals, caregivers, and researchers..." (American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol. 72, 2003)

"...a terrific compendium of the wide array of topics...whatever the challenges that lie ahead...we are much better prepared by the information and vision provided by this excellent book." (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, May 2003)

"...a useful reference tool for families and service providers." (Human Genetics, No.113, 2003)

From The Critics
From a July 2000 conference of the National Downs Syndrome Society, held in Washington, DC, 32 papers identify ideas and priorities in education, research, and advocacy. The material could interest parents and family members, expectant parents, educators, physicians, and health care professionals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471418153
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/6/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,050,463
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.09 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Self-Determination.

Self-Advocacy.

Advocacy.

Role of the Family.

Health and Clinical Care.

Research.

Psycho-Social Issues.

Education/Inclusion.

Communication, Math and Language Skills.

Turning the Vision into Reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2003

    Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

    ¿¿a terrific compendium of the wide array of topics¿whatever the challenges that lie ahead¿we are much better prepared by the information and vision provided by this excellent book.¿ (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, May 2003)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2003

    This is the one!

    If you get only one book get this one. Better than-- Babies with Down Syndrome:A Parents Guide

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2003

    Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

    ¿I¿consider a copy of this book a must for every institutional and personal library.¿ (Journal of the National Medical Association, March 2003)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century

    "...puts foward some of the visions and thoughts in an optimistic way and is therefore recommended..." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health)

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