The literature regarding adults with Down syndrome is limited compared with that of children and adolescents with Down syndrome. The 2006 edited text of Adults With Down Syndrome provides an informative perspective on the characteristics, experiences, opportunities, and challenges of this population, as well as services that can enhance their quality of life. Siegfried M. Pueschel, MD, is the editor and coauthor, and other contributors include scholars, clinicians, a parent, as well the most “expert” of all, adults with Down syndrome. This text is written in a manner that is relatively easily to understand by laypersons. It contains 16 essays and 11 chapters related to health, psychiatric disorders, positive behavior supports, sexual issues, college education, job training, recreation, social relationships, guardianship, and advocacy.

The essays by adults with Down syndrome reflect the lives of remarkable individuals. They are inspiring and touching accounts...

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