Education materials and other resources

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We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

A-Z education materials Fast, friendly information on kids’ health topics from the experts at Children’s.

Body mass index - Tips for healthier living This brochure offers practical suggestions to promote healthy eating and physical activity (also in Spanish). 

Breastfeeding an infant with Down syndrome Moms can promote healthy feeding by adjusting the baby's head and body position.

Cardiac conditions: Care at home This fact sheet answers common questions about infant care, medications, educational concerns and when to see a doctor (also in Hmong and Spanish). 

Constipation Learn what you can do at home to manage this common childhood problem (also in Hmong, Somali and Spanish).

Gastroesophageal reflux Read up on this condition that is especially common in children with Down syndrome (also in Hmong and Spanish). 

Genetic conditions Understand the causes of genetic disorders and your testing options (also in Hmong, Somali and Spanish). 

Hearing and speech development This handy chart tells you what to expect at each age, plus tips to stimulate development (also in Hmong and Spanish). 

Imperforate anus Learn about treatment and home care for this birth defect, which is more common in children with Down syndrome. 

Sleep: Home program Tips to promote healthy sleep habits and handle common problems. 

Seizures This brochure covers causes and treatments plus seizure first aid (also in Hmong and Spanish).

Organizations that make a difference

Many excellent resources in the region offer support groups, education, recreational opportunities and practical help for children with special needs and their families.

The ARC Greater Twin Cities • 952-920-0855

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota • 651-603-0720

Gigi's Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Centers • 952-926-3660

Help Me Grow • 866-693-4769

Pacer • 952-838-9000 or 800-537-2237

Special Olympics • 612-333-0999 or 800-783-7732

Suggested reading for families

We've created a reading list of picture books sure to delight kids with Down syndrome and their siblings. Learn more »


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