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We have identified six core needs at this point related to our adults with Down syndrome. They are housing, full employment, transportation, healthcare, social networking and aging. The Adult Matters Programs will focus on offering a variety of social and educational events related to those six core needs as well as helping our adults connect with their communities.

Specifically designed for adults aged 18 and older, the following links and resources offer opportunities for sharing, socializing and learning experiences.

> Post Secondary Readiness Rubric, Version 3 (Online Request]
To download the Rubric send an email to: postsecondaryrubric [at] gmail [dot] com
Enter "Rubric" in the subject line. You will be sent the link to download the Rubric and related documents.

> State of the Art Conference on Post-Secondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities | Laurie Leonard (PDF) [28 MB]

> Adult Sibling Toolkit | National Down Syndrome Congress (PDF) [4.5 MB]
> Rethinking Guardianship | Dohn Hoyle, The Arc Michigan (PDF) [1.3 MB]
> Big Sign Syndrome: The Job Developer's Small Business Advantage | Griffin-Hammis (PDF) [31 KB]
> Job Carving: A Guide for Developers and Employment Specialists | Griffin (PDF) [39 KB]
> The Training Connection Series for Employment Specialists | Griffin-Hammis (PDF) [389 KB]
> Thought Sauce! Hot Ideas for Cool Employment | Griffin-Hammis (PDF) [2.1 MB]
> A Comparison of Systems for Students with IEPs Receiving Adult Transition Services (PDF) [606 KB]