This post is about best Down syndrome book resources – from memoirs to resource books. It’s intended for parents and professionals working with people with Down syndrome. The ones that I most highly recommend I have put an * before. Remember: your local library should offer most of these books, and if they don’t, you can request it for free. Please add your own recommendations in the comments so we can all benefit from your suggestion!

Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t put anything on this page that I haven’t verified and/or personally read. Please read my disclosure page for more info.


Down syndrome book resources: some parents feel like they can never get enough.

That makes sense, given the fact that Down syndrome is still not fully understood, and that for most of us parents, our child with Down syndrome is our entry into the world of Down syndrome, developmental and intellectual disability.

Our child is our guide, and wanting to understand more, we seek out all of the books we can get our hands on.

Best Down Syndrome Book Resources as Follows

Down Syndrome Related Books on Practical Skills and Training

* Supporting Positive Behavior in Children and Teens with Down Syndrome

Gross Motor Skills in Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Fine Motor Skills for Children With Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents And Professionals

Early Communication Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents’ Guide

http://downsyndromepregnancy.org/the-pregnancy-book/ – free downloadable book + ripping site with resources

Mental Wellness in Adults with Down Syndrome: A Guide to Emotional and Behavioral Strengths and Challenges

The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Down Syndrome and Sexuality

Teaching Children with Down syndrome About Their Bodies, Boundaries and Sexuality

When Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Hit Puberty: A Parents’ Q&A Guide to Health, Sexuality and Relationships

The Girls’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices & Changes in the Tween Years

The Boys’ Guide to Growing Up: Choices and Changes During Puberty

Boyfriends & Girlfriends: A Guide to Dating for People with Disabilities

Free Canadian Down Syndrome Society Mind & Body pdf

Down syndrome and Education

Teaching Math to People with Down syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners

Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-On Learners: Book 2, Advanced Survival Skills

*Teaching Reading to Children with Down syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

Who’s the Slow Learner? A Chronicle of Inclusion and Exclusion

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide

Wrightslw: All About IEP’s

Collections of Stories about Down syndrome and Parenting

* The Parent’s Guide to Down syndromeAdvice, Information, Inspiration, and Support for Raising Your Child from Diagnosis through Adulthood

Reasons to Smile: Celebrating People Living with Down Syndrome

* Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives – 10th Anniversary Edition (updated, with more stories) – this is a MUST-read

Gifts 1: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Adults with Down Syndrome

Memoirs and Personal Stories About Down Syndrome

* Up Syndrome (a memoir by a woman with Down syndrome)

* The Year My Son and I Were Born: A Story of Down Syndrome, Motherhood, and Self-Discovery

* Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic

* The Shape of the Eye: Down Syndrome, Family, and the Stories We Inherit

* Life with a Superhero

From Grief to Celebration, How One Family Learned to Embrace the Gift of Down Syndrome

Sun Shine Down

Good and Perfect Gift, A: Faith, Expectations, and a Little Girl Named Penny

Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son’s First Two Years With Down Syndrome

Choosing Naia: A Family’s Journey

My Heart Can’t Even Believe It: A Story of Science, Love and Down syndrome

4 Years: Essays with a Little Moxie

An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter

The Lucky Few: Finding God’s Best in the Most Unlikely Places

Reflections from Holland: A New Mother’s Journey with Down Syndrome

Not Always Happy

Fiction Related to Down Syndrome

The Unfinished Child

I hope this collection of the best books about Down syndrome has been useful. Please remember to not let cost deter you from reading what is useful: ask your local library to stock up on these titles if they don’t carry them, make sure your local Down syndrome association or group carries them. Recommend them to your child’s school (their IEP might pay for some).

For more information and to connect with other parents, don’t forget to read my super-comprehensive Down Syndrome Resources Guide my list of Facebook Groups Related to Down Syndrome  and of course my long list of free stuff for kids with disabilities.

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