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Parent, advocate, and published author, Steve Friedman has used his family’s recent experiences to help guide others. With The Essential Guide for Families with Down syndrome, Steve brings a practical perspective to the many challenges families face when their loved one with Down syndrome reaches adulthood.

With his daughter Gwendolyn as his inspiration, and a corporate background to inform his Guide, Steve recently embarked on a multi-media platform of publications, digital tools, and videos to help other families to find their own paths to meaningful solutions. Many of the resources are available for free on their web site: For instance, Steve recently released a blogpost about aging and the links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, citing several research-based sources (including LuMind IDSC!).

We are grateful for the attention Steve and his family have given to this important issue, and for their ongoing support of our mission.