Down Syndrome Education International - UK
Down Syndrome Education International is dedicated to raising levels of educational achievement among children with Down syndrome. They have been at the forefront of developmental and educational research and evidence-based services for over 30 years.
Explore this site for their excellent library of teaching resources, including Education for Individuals with Down Syndrome - An Overview; and See and Learn - practical activities for language and reading, speech, memory, and number skills. Issues for older children and teenagers are also covered, broken out by age range.
National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Congress - Parents, grandparents, self advocates and professionals are all invited to join this network, which builds on a shift from isolating people with disabilities to bringing them into communities. This site includes news, resources, government updates, and a special section for self advocates.
American Academy of Pediatrics - Guidelines
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has two resources which may be helpful:
- Health Care Information for Families of Children with Down Syndrome
- Health Supervision Guidelines, for pediatricians or family practitioners (parents may want to bring these along to a doctor visit)
Down Syndrome Information Alliance
Down Syndrome Information Alliance - resources that teachers, resource specialists, school district staff, and aids might find useful when working with individuals with Down syndrome
Genetics Home Reference
Consumer-friendly information about human genetics from the U.S. National Library of Medicine