Provided by the Washington State Department of Health
Information and Support for Families
“Understanding a Down Syndrome Diagnosis.” This booklet, printed in English and Spanish, is endorsed by professional and advocacy organizations alike. Parents who have a child newly diagnosed with Down syndrome can request a copy for free through Lettercase or by emailing the Washington State Department of Health. This booklet is also available for free online including additional languages such as Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian, and Spanish here.
Local Resources for Families who have a member with Down syndrome (PDF)
A list of statewide support programs and regional support networks.
Oral Health Fact Sheet for Dental Professionals: Adults with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21)
This publication for dental professionals outlines best practices for working with adults who are diagnosed with Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).
Dental Health Guidance for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
This publication for parents and care givers outlines best practices for working with children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21).
Genetics education materials for school success
How to support children with Down syndrome.
More information on Down syndrome from the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) While Down syndrome is not a rare disease, GARD includes diseases if genetics plays a role in the condition.