Down Syndrome Publications

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society prides itself in developing useful resources for the Down syndrome and disabilities community.

EDUCATION & RESOURCES / PUBLICATIONS

Down Syndrome Reading Materials

The CDSS team has developed a number of high-quality Down syndrome reading materials for parents, educators, employers, advocates and self-advocates alike.

Together with The Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, CDSS publishes and digitally circulates 3.21 – Canada’s Down Syndrome Magazine.

CDSS has developed detailed packages on popular topics to better inform advocates and self advocates.

Helpful Resources

Information About Down Syndrome for Expectant Parents

Undergoing prenatal screening and diagnostic testing for Down syndrome is a very personal decision. The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has developed this resource for women who are considering having prenatal screening or they have recently learned of the possibility of their child having Down syndrome and are seeking more information about Down syndrome.

Download Information about Down Syndrome for Expectant Parents

Download Information sur la Trisomie 21 pour les Futurs Parents

New Parent Package

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has a New Parent Package available for new and expectant parents. This package, revamped in 2016, offers relevant information for parents and the exclusive book 21 Welcomes, which features personal stories from parents, siblings, grandparents, and people with Down syndrome.

Download the New Parent Package

Purchase a hard copy of the New Parent Package

Visit the New Parents section for more resources for new and expectant parents

Breastfeeding Your Baby With Down Syndrome

This pamphlet will explain how breastfeeding can be a valuable and rewarding part of caring for your baby and contribute to your child’s well being. It also provides detailed information on techniques to help you and your baby learn to breastfeed effectively.

Download the Breastfeeding Brochure

Educator Package

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has put together this resource to assist educators and parents in their journey towards a fully inclusive classroom. If this is your first time working with a student with differing abilities, you are going to experience the satisfaction of teaching students with exceptionalities. If you have experience teaching a diverse group of students, this resource will offer tried and true practical tips and suggestions.

Download the Educator Package

Purchase a hard copy of the Educator Package

Visit the Teachers & Schools section for more resources for educators

Download La Trousse Pédagogique

Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions

Are you a self-advocate or teenager with Down syndrome? This book is all about YOU! The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has made Mind and Body. It is a book that will help you learn about your body, relationships, growing up, and keeping yourself safe.

Note: Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions will explore any questions about relationships, sexual health, safety, and growing up that people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities may have. The book was developed in consultation with various organizations and groups in the fields of sexual health and disabilities. Prior to purchasing, we recommend that all interested download the Table of Contents to find out more.

Download Mind & Body: Answers to Your Questions

Download L’espirit et le corps: Des Réponses à Tes Questions

Purchase a hard copy of Mind & Body: Answers to Your Questions

Today & Tomorrow: A Guide to Aging with Down Syndrome

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society developed this resource to help families, friends, and caregivers and self-advocates to learn and become more engaged in the aging process. The resource can help them plan and prepare for the future of those with Down syndrome. It includes the most up to date information regarding potential health concerns, behavioral and mental health concerns, recognizing and dealing with Alzheimer’s disease, talking and preparing for life changes and housing options.

Download Today and Tomorrow: A Guide to Aging with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome And You

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has written this booklet in plain language to teach people with Down syndrome about Down syndrome.

Download Down Syndrome and You