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Navigating the dsMHp Website

Now that you’ve created a login account, WHAT do you want to do next?            
Use one of these options from the navigation bar menu FAQs, Help Now,  Learn More

Quick Article identification 

FAQ articles use a query       

Help Now​ articles use a cross   upper right

Learn More articles use a Rothko   upper left

 FAQs for parents and caretakers who want to BROWSE and familiarize themselves on these topics. Always a good place to start
Become familiar with the scope of child behavior, mental health, development, sleep or medical conditions in children with Down syndrome

  • Easy to follow discussions on timely topics
  • Q&A format

 Help Now for parents and caretakers who want to know WHAT to do. Some people will want to rush into this section first, but we recommend that you read the corresponding Learn More or FAQ articles as well 
Understand WHAT you can do about your child’s behavior, mental health, development, sleep and medical conditions

  • Management tips
  • Visual learning aides
  • Talking points for a visit to your Pediatrician
  • Specific items for developing an Action plan
  • External links
  • Editor's choice - pleasant diversions                

 Learn More for parents and caretakers who want to know HOW or WHY things happen. This is a good place to be when you’re looking for explanations

Understand HOW your child’s behavior, mental health, development, sleep or medical conditions may be impacting each other
Understand WHY these conditions coexist in people with Down syndrome

  • Definitions and easy to understand explanations
  • Terms and nomenclature defined
  • Links to clinical research (PubMed) articles specific to Down syndrome
  • External links


 A Cautionary Note

Remember the Terms of Use Agreement you just signed off on to create your account? After you’ve had a chance to browse around the site I would encourage you to reread it as well as the About Us, both located in the Main Menu. It is our sincere wish that the families who require access to the information on this site be able to access it without undue hassle.  There will likely be some families who either don’t require the information or may find the contents a bit overwhelming. Please know that we are attempting to find the proper balance as we try to inform those who truly “need-to-know” because they are already experiencing behavioral or mental health concerns. For those families not facing these concerns please don’t be discouraged by what you read. Indeed, we ask you to become our dsMHp ambassador when you encounter another family facing these challenges. Tell them about or better yet share our link.
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