Literature and Resources about Dual Diagnosis
Searching online will reveal other organizations devoted to the DS-ASD dual diagnosis for information and support.
The MCDSIG has a private subgroup on Facebook devoted to the dual diagnosis as well. You can request to be a member of this subgroup to make local social connections, seek/share information and post questions. The group meets monthly for discussion. Contact Jacquelyn Stephanou for more information.
- Capone, GT. Down syndrome and autistic spectrum disorders. In: Cohen WI, Nadel L, Madnic ME, ends. Down Syndrome: Visions for the 21st Century. New York, NY: Wiley-Liss, 2001, pp 327-336. This article provides an overview of the dual diagnosis. It may be helpful in deciding whether to seek additional assessment.
- Froehlke M, Zaborek R, eds. When Down Syndrome and Autism Intersect: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House, 2013. This is a good resource on dual diagnosis, with chapters written by medical and therapeutic professionals and parents.
- Autism Connection of PA Excellent source of information (sign up for weekly online newsletters) on resources and research.
- Down Syndrome-Autism Connection. An online nonprofit organization that provides education, resources, and support.