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MAKING A CONTRIBUTION

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"It's more than a workbook...it's a way to organize people's dreams!" 

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This guidebook has many uses.  It supports person-centered practices, explores preferences which build on PBS or skill building with staff.

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AGING AND DOWN SYNDROME:  A HEALTH & WELL-BEING GUIDEBOOK

Lead author: Julie Moran, DO  Sponsoring Organization: National Down Syndrome Society

“Adults with Down syndrome, along with their families and caregivers, need accurate information and education about what to anticipate as a part of growing older, so they can set the stage for successful aging.”

To receive a free copy of the guidebook go to: www.ndss.org- in the search box type in aging and down syndrome- available online and in print- available in English and Spanish


THE IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING

David Pitonyak

“ In my view, most people served by the human service industry are profoundly lonely. :loneliness is the central reason why so many are unhappy and distraught….Their suffering results from isolation…Loneliness is the only real disability…wake up to the people right next to you…help the person to make a contribution to the broader community…” 

To receive a free copy of this booklet go to: www.dimagine.com – click on articles/publications- available in English and Spanish