Perspectives on intimate relationships and self-determination in young adults with Down syndrome
Williams K, Popova E, Frank K. Perspectives on Intimate Relationships and Self-Determination in Young Adults With Down Syndrome...American Occupational Therapy Association, INSPIRE Conference, March 31-April 3, 2022, San Antonio, Texas. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 2022;76:1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2022.76S1-PO62
Presented at American Occupational Therapy Association, INSPIRE Conference; April 1, 2022; San Antonio, Texas.
Intimate relationships are significantly associated with quality of life for young people with Down syndrome (DS). These relationships are a facet of social participation within the scope of OT practice that is not often addressed in practice. This descriptive study explores self-determination and perceptions of intimate relationships from the perspective of young adults with DS (ages 18-30 years) and their caregivers. Implications of findings for OT practice are discussed. Primary Author and Speaker: Katherine Williams Contributing Authors: Evguenia Popova, Katie Frank