Education materials and other resources

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.

Patient and Family 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.

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.

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

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

Genetic conditions Understand the causes of genetic disorders and your testing options (Hmong, Somali, and Spanish translations available at link).

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.

Seizures This brochure covers causes and treatments plus seizure first aid (Hmong and Spanish translations available at link).

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.

Help Me Grow • 866-693-4769
Pacer • 952-838-9000 or 800-537-2237
Special Olympics • 612-333-0999 or 800-783-7732



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