Joan Medlen, MEd, RD, LD has practiced in the field of nutrition for over 25 years. Her work focuses on coaching people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to create quality lives, and quality health with a community vision. She's authored two books including The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook and Cooking by Color, Recipes… Continue reading DS/ASD as I know it: An Interview with Joan Medlen (Part 1)
From Real Look Autism - Meet Rob, an 11-year-old boy with DS and autism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBDYQ3oyQ84
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month I’m starting a mini-series on what professionals call dual-diagnosis or a child with both Down syndrome and autism. There are some major differences between the two, but surprisingly - many overlaps. I am not an autism specialist, but have many colleagues who are. We’ll be gleaning from their expertise over… Continue reading Down syndrome and Autism: Where do we begin?