Teens and Tweens with Down syndrome go through puberty during the same years as their typically developing peers (ages 9-14), and as with all children, they have questions and concerns about the changes affecting their bodies during this time of their life.

The Down Syndrome Community of Puget Sound is offering a series of four classes specifically for adolescents with Down syndrome starting in January 2020 on this topic. Dr. Rebecca Partridge, head of the Down Syndrome Program at Virginia Mason, and Beth Olenchek, health educator at Virginia Mason, will teach the classes.

The first session, for the parents/caregivers only, is an overview of what to expect from the class. The following three sessions will be gender-specific and include the parent/caregiver. The topics for the weekly sessions will be the same for both girls and boys, but the details included will be gender specific.

Where: Virginia Mason Issaquah, 100 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA, 98027

Cost: $75 (including curriculum and handouts), scholarships available (email contact@downsyndromecommunity.org for scholarship inquiries)

Click here for more information about the classes and to register.