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Hand in Hand, the newsletter of the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation, was discontinued in 2019 and replaced with 3.21: Canada's Down Syndrome Magazine. Please subscribe to 3.21 for Down syndrome information and inspiration, and quarterly updates from the Down Syndrome Resource Foundation.

Final Issue - Spring 2019 (Volume 23, Issue 1; published March 2019)


A Word From the CEO    
Let’s Talk About Sex
Sexuality Resources
Having a Sibling with Special Needs
SVP Invests in Children with Down Syndrome
Meet DSRF’s New Ambassador
Making a Splash on World Down Syndrome Day
Lending a Hand
Run Up for Down Syndrome
DSRF Events

Hand in Hand Archives:

Winter 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 4; published December 2018: Surviving Hair Cuts, DSRF’s Transition Age Programs, Sleep Disorder Remediation, Holiday Shopping List, 12 Empowering Days of Christmas and more

Fall 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 3; published September 2018): Managing Sleep Issues, 15 Tips to Make Bedtime Easier, Darryl’s Road to Awesomeness, Preparing to Transition Out of School and more

Summer 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 2; published June 2018): Summer Water Safety Tips, Summer Reading, Fun in the Sun, When Your Child with Down Syndrome Becomes a Big Sibling and more

Spring 2018 (Volume 22, Issue 1; published March 2018): Supporting Communication, Sleep Apnea: A Family Story, Actors with Down Syndrome PuSH Boundaries, We’re Doing MATH and You Can Too, World Down Syndrome Day, Fingerprints on the Future, Hello, My Name is Ken and more

Winter 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 4; published December 2017): Cultural Transmission, Who's the Boss?, Strengthening Executive Function, Santa's Gift Guide, UDMD Calgary, Celebrating Diversity, DownSide Up and more

Fall 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 3; published September 2017): The Winds of Change, One Without the Other, This is Ella, Prep for Success, All About Me, Benefits of Bocce, Up the Down Market Vancouver and more

Summer 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 2; published June 2017): The Importance of Exercise and Nutrition, Fitness You Can Do at Home, Adapted Synchronized Swimming, Run Up Reaches New Heights, Up the Down Market Toronto, DSRF's Surrey Programs Honoured and more

Spring 2017 (Volume 21, Issue 1; published March 2017): Planning for a Child with a Disability, Leaving Home, 10 Things Your Therapist Wants You to Know, WDSD Lights Up Vancouver Skyline, Vancouver Canucks Come Out to Play, DSRF Students in the Community and more

Winter 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 4; published December 2016): The Registered Disability Savings Plan, Christmas Gift Ideas, When to Consult an Occupational Therapist, Ergonomic Snow Shoveling Techniques, DownSide Up and more

Fall 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 3; published October 2016): Making Good Nutrition Choices, King Arthur's Knight, What Can Your OT Do for You?, Hit the Books, Danielle Juilfs Wins, Klukas Award, event updates and more

Summer 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 2; published June 2016): Positive Behaviour Support Strategies, Book Release: Supporting Positive Behaviour, "Stubborn" Behaviour, Record-Breaking Run Up for Down Syndrome, a Great Surprise, Summit Challenge, New Staff Announcements and more

Spring 2016 (Volume 20, Issue 1; published March 2016): Let’s Play Ball, The Blazin’ Soccer Dogs, The Great Outdoors, Vancouver Adaptive Snow Sports, Healthy Aging in People with Down Syndrome and more

Winter 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 4; published December 2015): Respond... but Don’t React, Using Communication Temptations at Home, Toilet Training: Go for it!, Grit, Grace and Gratitude and more

Fall 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 3; published September 2015): Understanding OCD, Alzheimer's and Dementia: Getting the Care Right, On the DSRF Bookshelf and more

Summer 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 2; published June 2015): Reading Comprehension, Fluency, BC Down Syndrome Survey Results, Run Up Records and more

Spring 2015 (Volume 19, Issue 1; published March 2015): Phonics/ Phonological Awareness/ Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary, BC Down Syndrome Survey, From Good to Great conference announcement and more

Winter 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 4; published December 2014): Employment, Pre-Employment Skills, Social Communication and Navigation, Award Winning DSRF and more

Fall 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 3; published September 2014): Housing Models, Breaking Down a Skill, the New, Benefits of Bocce and more

Summer 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 2; published June 2014): Advice from DSRF Students to Other Individuals with Disabilities, DSRF Welcomes Dr. George Capone, DSRF Staff Updates, Event Updates and more

Spring 2014 (Volume 18, Issue 1; published March 2014): Managing Sleep Problems, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Triple-21 Program Launch and more

Winter 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 4; published December 2013): Why Sign With Your Child, Transitioning to Adulthood, Celebrating 8 Years of Achievement by DSRF Students, 20 Years of Up the Down Market and more

Fall 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 3; published September 2013): Using Play as a Communication Development Tool, Teeth Grinding, Will Down Syndrome Be Silenced, NDSC Highlights and more

Summer 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 2; published June 2013): Shared Reading, the State of Down Syndrome Research, Dealing with Stubborn Behaviour, Glee's Lauren Potter Visits DSRF for LemonAid and more

Spring 2013 (Volume 17, Issue 1; published March 2013): Feeding Issues in Children with Down Syndrome, Planning for the Future, Mommy's Superpower and more


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