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#144 - Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Release Date: 11/03/2022

#174 - Dating in Down Syndrome (with Terri Couwenhoven) show art #174 - Dating in Down Syndrome (with Terri Couwenhoven)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Terri Couwenhoven is known internationally for her work as a sex educator specializing in creating programs and resources for people who have intellectual disabilities, their famlies, and the professionals who support them.  She rejoined the podcast this week to talk about dating and Down syndrome.     For more information on Terri, her amazing resources, book her as a speaker for your group, go to:   Resources discussed on the podcast: Dating in Down Syndrome Books by Terri Adult Down Syndrome Center (Advocate Medical Group) National Council on Independent...

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#173 - Sexuality and Down Syndrome (with Terri Couwenhoven) show art #173 - Sexuality and Down Syndrome (with Terri Couwenhoven)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Terri Couwenhoven is known internationally for her work as a sex educator specializing in creating programs and resources for people who have intellectual disabilities, their famlies, and the professionals who support them.  She has been on the podcast before but joins us again to today for updates on the topic of sexuality and Down syndrome.     For more information on Terri, her amazing resources, book her as a speaker for your group, go to:  Resources discussed on the podcast: Terri's books! The Healthy Bodies Toolkit Planet Puberty Amaze   If you would...

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#172 - Hearing Health in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Heather Porter) show art #172 - Hearing Health in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Heather Porter)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Heather Porter from Boys Town Research Hospital joined the podcast to discuss hearing health in Down syndrome.  This is part 2 of the 2 part podcast.   If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#171 - Hearing Health in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Heather Porter) show art #171 - Hearing Health in Down Syndrome (with Dr. Heather Porter)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Heather Porter from Boys Town Research Hospital joined the podcast to discuss hearing health in Down syndrome.  This is part 1 of a 2 part series.   If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#170 - Dementia in Down Syndrome, Part 2 (with Dr. Seth Keller) show art #170 - Dementia in Down Syndrome, Part 2 (with Dr. Seth Keller)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Seth Keller concludes our discussion on dementia in Down syndrome with part 2 of this podcast. If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#169 - Dementia in Down Syndrome, Part 1 (with Dr. Seth Keller) show art #169 - Dementia in Down Syndrome, Part 1 (with Dr. Seth Keller)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Dr. Seth Keller joined the podcast to share his insights into dementia and Down syndrome.  This is part 1 of a 2 part podcast. If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#168 - Year End Update! show art #168 - Year End Update!

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Listen as Dr. Vellody reflects on the history of this podcast, the history of the Down Syndrome Center, and looks towards the future for both!  To learn more about the Down Syndrome Center, you can visit .   If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to . If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit . Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.   

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#167 - Talk Tools (with Heather Vukelich) show art #167 - Talk Tools (with Heather Vukelich)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Speech language pathologist Heather Vukelich joined the podcast today to inform us about TalkTools and techniques to address feeding and speech clarity in people with Down syndrome.     Websites/Resources       If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to .   If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit .   Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast. 

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#166 - Gigi's Playhouse (with Nanci Gianni) show art #166 - Gigi's Playhouse (with Nanci Gianni)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Nancy Gianni, Founder and Chief Belief Officer of Gigi's Playhouse, joined the podcast as part of our "Meet The Nationals" series.  Gigi's Playhouse provides free educational, therapeutic-based, and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community, through a replicable playhouse model.  Their mission and purpose is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. For more information on Gigi's Playhouse: Nancy Gianni's book: If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the...

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#165 - Friendship Circle (with Rabbi Mordy Rudolph) show art #165 - Friendship Circle (with Rabbi Mordy Rudolph)

Down Syndrome Center Podcast

Rabbi Mordy Rudolph joined the podcast to discuss the Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh.   This amazing organization was established in 2006 with the intention of creating a more inclusive community. It is a community-based program that brings together people of diverse abilities and interests.  Information on the local chapter in Squirrel Hill PA can be found:   If you would like to suggest a topic for us to cover on the podcast, please send an e-mail to .   If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center, including this podcast, please visit ....

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Michelle Sie Whitten from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation joined the podcast today as part of our "Meet the Nationals" series.  

For more information on Global Down Syndrome Foundation
https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org

Prenatal & Newborn Pamphlet: https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/prenatal-testing-pamphlet/

GLOBAL Adult Healthcare Guideline: https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/medical-care-guidelines-for-adults/

If you have a podcast topic you would like us to address, please send an e-mail to [email protected]

If you would like to partner with the Down Syndrome Center and the work that we do, including this podcast, please go to https://givetochildrens.org/downsyndromecenter.

Thank you to “Caring for Kids” The Carrie Martin Fund for its support of the Down Syndrome Center Podcast.