Psychological Development

Addressing challenging behaviour in children with Down syndrome: The use of applied behaviour analysis for assessment and intervention  / Kathleen Feeley and Emily Jones. Down Syndrome Research and Practice  2006;11(2);64-77. 

Changing behavior...& teaching new skills  / Naomi Swiezy.  Disability Solutions 1999; 3(5/6):25-30.

Practical approaches to behaviours that drive you crazy / Paul White.  Disability Solutions 1999; 4(1):1,3-8,13-14.

Strategies to address challenging behaviour in young children with Down syndrome / Kathleen Feeley and Emily Jones. Down Syndrome Research and Practice  2008;12(2);153-163.  This site offers thousands of tips on managing student behavior, and provides step-by-step directions for implementing a great number of standard interventions.

Dual Diagnosis - Autism
Down syndrome & autistic spectrum (ds-autism) listserv - a discussion list for families, parents, and professionals interested in this dual diagnosis.  Topics include medical, educational, and family concerns in a free, and open forum. 

Putting the Pieces Together: The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection

Down Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Look at What We Know

Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health
The Canadian Association for Research and Education in Intellectual Disabilities (CARE-ID)  is being established. This national association will serve individual researchers, educators, clinicians, and students who have an interest in intellectual disability, as well as organizations whose missions are related to persons with intellectual disabilities (ID).

  • In November 2008, four organizations launched the National Coalition on Dual Diagnosis . The objective of the National Coalition on Dual Diagnosis is to support Canadians with both a developmental disability and a mental health problem, and their families. CARE-ID/ACREDI is one of the founding partners in the National Coalition and provides the home website to access the Advocacy Toolkit and related documents.

Depression in people with learning disability  / Royal College of Psychiatrists & Down's Syndrome Association.  London, UK : Down's Syndrome Association, 1996.

It's your move - Down syndrome and dementia / Karen Watchman.  Edinburgh, UK : Down's Syndrome Scotland, 2002.  

Mental Health Aspects of Developmental Disabilities is a journal exclusively devoted to the mental health needs of persons who have mental health issues and developmental disabilities. The journal produces four issues per year and covers diagnosis, treatment and habilitation needs.

Mental wellness in adults with Down syndrome : a guide to emotional and behavioral strengths and challenges / Dennis McGuire and Brian Chicoine. -- Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2006.

National Association for the Dually Diagnosed  (NADD) is a US based association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. NADD is a nonprofit association established for professionals, care providers and families to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have developmental disabilities and mental health needs.  

Dual Diagnosis - Mental Health - British Columbia
Each Health Authority in British Columbia provides services to people with the dual diagnosis of intellectual disability and mental health issues.

  • Fraser Health Authority : Lower Mainland
    Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services
    207-2248 Elgin Avenue
    Port Coquitlam, BC   V3C 2B2
    Download and print our Fraser Valley referral form.
  • Fraser Health Authority : Vancouver
    Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services
    300-5238 Joyce Street
    Vancouver, BC   V5R 6C9
    Download and print our Vancouver Coastal/Burnaby referral form.
  • Interior Health Authority
    Developmental Disability Mental Health Services Team
  • Northern Health Authority
    Development Disabilities Mental Health Team
    Mental Health & Addiction Services
    1308 Alward Street
    Prince George, BC  V2M 7B1
    Phone:  (250) 565-7408 or (250) 612-4500 
  • Vancouver Island Health Authority
    Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Team

Planning Guidelines for Mental Health and Addiction Services for Children, Youth and Adults with Developmental Disability  / B.C. Ministry of Health. Mental Health and Addictions Branch.  Victoria, BC : Queens Printer, 2007. Highlights the approach and principal recommendations for planning mental health and addiction services for children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities in British Columbia. 


Adolescence and sexuality - information sheet  / Jane Beadman. London, UK : Down's Syndrome Association, 2005.

The facts of life -- and more : sexuality and intimacy for people with intellectual disabilities  / edited by Leslie Walker-Hirsch.  Baltimore, MD : Paul H. Brookes, 2007.

Issues of sexuality in Down syndrome / Don Van Dyke, Dianne McBrien and Andrea Sherbondy.   Down Syndrome Research and Practice 1995; 3(2):65-69.

Let’s talk about periods : a booklet about growing up for girls who have a learning disability   / Lynda Russell. Edinburgh, UK : Down's Syndrome Scotland, 2005.

Let's talk about puberty   / written by Lois Marsden. Edinburgh, UK : Down's Syndrome Scotland, 2005.

Sexuality education - part 1 / Terri Couwenhoven Disability Solutions 2001 Mar/Apr; v4(5):1,3-14.

Sexuality education - part 2 / Terri Couwenhoven.  Disability Solutions 2001 May/Jun; v4(6):1,3-12.

Teaching children with Down syndrome about their bodies, boundaries, and sexuality - a guide for parents and professionals / Terri Couwenhoven. -- Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2007. 



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