DS Resources

Below is a list of resources relating to Down Syndrome that some of our families have found helpful. PPODS does not recommend, endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any of the information found in the linked or referenced material.

Books on Down Syndrome Generally

Babies with Down Syndrome : A New Parents' Guide, Third Edition
Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives
Gifts 2: How People with Down Syndrome Enrich the World

Education Generally

Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers
Down Syndrome Education International – See and Learn
Down Syndrome Educational USA
Handwriting Without Tears
Including Pupils with Down's Syndrome: Information for teachers and learning support assistants - primary
Learning Program – Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County
Numeracy and Mathematics - information sheet
See and Learn – Speech, Language and Reading, Numbers and Memory
Successful Daily Practices of Inclusion Teachers of Children with Down Syndrome
Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners, Book I: Basic Survival Skills
Teaching Math to People with Down Syndrome and Other Hands-on Learners, Book 2: advanced survival skills
Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers.

Expectant Parent/New Parent

www.downsyndromepregnancy.org

Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals
Gross Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

International Organizations

Down Syndrome International
World Down Syndrome Day

Local Organizations

Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
D.R.E.A.M. Partnership – Network of colleges in PA offering educational opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities
Education Law Center – Advocates for equal access to education
Pennsylvania Business Leadership Network – Explores methods to more effectively recruit and hire job applicants with disabilities
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services – Services for Persons with Disabilities
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Counsel
Pennsylvania Health Law Project
Philadelphia HUNE Inc.
Special Kids Network PA – Helps children with special health care needs and disabilities get the services and support they require
The Self Determination Housing Project of Pennsylvania, Inc.

National Organizations

The Down Syndrome Educational Trust
The Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
National Association for Down Syndrome
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society
Zero To Three

Movies/Documentaries

Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy
Monica & David

Online Forums/Information

Downsyn.com
Family Network on Disabilities

Other Resources

www.disabilityresources.org
www.frcd.org
www.nichy.org
www.yellowpagesforkids.com

Popular Blogs

Noah’s Dad

Reality Web Series

Siblings

www.brianskotko.com

Sign Language

Sign with Me

Special Education Law

www.wrightslaw.com

Speech

Communicating Partners
Discovery: Pathways to Better Speech for Children with Down Syndrome, dvd
Enhancing Children's Communication: Research Foundations for Intervention.
GemIIni
Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better: Speech and Language Skills for Ages 6-14
The New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Special Needs Children.
What did you say?: A guide to speech intelligibility in people with Down syndrome, dvd

Sports

Challenger Sports PA
Learn to ride a bike
Special Olympics Pennsylvania

Trisomy 21 Programs at Medical Institutions

Trisomy 21 Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia