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 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.
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)