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42 Great Down Syndrome Resources You Should Know About
March 21st marks World Down Syndrome Day on the Special Needs Calendar. World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The day is is focused on raising awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome. In preperation for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day we gathered together 42 Down Syndrome resources.
Check out these resources from the web,books, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest and let us know your favorite Down Syndrome Resource in the comments.
About Down Syndrome
If you are looking for a good site to help explain Down Syndrome to parents, teens and children, KidsHealth is the place. KidsHealth provides simple explanations about Down Syndrome that is easy for people of all ages to understand.
PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions. PubMed provides a basic explanation of Down Syndrome including explanations on the causes and effects of Down Syndrome, the Symptoms and treatment of Down Syndrome.
Down Syndrome Organizations
The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is a nonprofit organization committed to being the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS provides a number of programs and activities including local support groups, Toll-free and email helpline providing information to over 10,000 people a year, and the National Policy Center, the advocacy arm of NDSS which strives to protect the rights and remove barriers for all individuals with Down syndrome.
Founded in 1973, the National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them. They provide information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome, and work to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome International (DSi) is a UK based international charity, comprising a membership of individuals and organisations from all over the world, committed to improving quality of life for people with Down syndrome worldwide and promoting their inherent right to be accepted and included as valued and equal members of their communities. DSI focuses on awareness campaigns and training workshops to educate people about Down Syndrome and be their advocate.
The International Down Syndrome Coalition is dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome from conception throughout their lives. IDSC provides support to families who have been given a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. IDSC also provides up-to-date information, resources and support groups for families with Down Syndrome.
Established in 1994, Band of Angels provides support for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Through a commitment to establish greater understand and acceptance, Band of Angels has been the voice of hope, inspiration and independence for persons with Down syndrome.