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Issues that effect adolescents and adults with Down syndrome and their families include sexuality, employment, housing, transition planning and specific health conditions that are associated with Down syndrome.
It is important for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to begin thinking about one of the most important transitions of all - the move from high school to life after high school.
This article, written by a mother, provides a general road map and some useful tips to use during the period of time between high school and what comes next for individuals with Down syndrome.
In general, there are three types of employment options available to individuals with Down syndrome: competitive, supported and sheltered. Volunteer work is a great option to gain some additional job training.
In making decisions about living arrangements, families must weigh the desires of the individual, his or her independent living skills, and available resources.
Self-advocates play an important role in the work and operation of NDSS. Self-advocates testify on important policy issues, serve on the National Board of Directors and the Self-Advocate Advisory Board, and act as Goodwill Ambassador.