Resources For Those Whose Life is Affected By Down Syndrome
We’d like to include as many activities and resources as we can that benefit those of all ages with Down Syndrome, especially teens and adults!
If you have one you’d like to add, please add it in the comments below. This includes letting us know of outdated links or goofs-we try to keep this up to date, but we’re only human! Everyone appreciates it, thanks!
NDSS website offers much of the same info as NADS, but is a little more politically orientated, considering themselves the leading advocate for DS Human Rights. The NDSS National Policy Center works with Congress and federal agencies to protect the rights of people with Down syndrome, and educates individuals to advocate on local, state and national levels.
NDSS also is the originator and hub for The National Buddy Walk Program which includes over 250 walks yearly.
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against the currently common medical advice to place their child in an institution and raised their children with Down syndrome at home.
Find resources, information about DS, events, and other helpful link here. One of their main goals is advocating and enabling those with DS to achieve their full potential and independence.
A relatively new organization started in Denver, CO, their mission is stated as:
“…dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy.”
There’s more info on what DS is, recent advances in DS, and a great area of photos that you’ll enjoy, as well as info on the latest DS research, programs and events, even grants you can apply for.
Some videos and great resources for homeschooling a student with DS by a mom that has done it!
It’s our page with all the links we can find that relates to teens-adults with Down Syndrome. Check it out!
It’s the first and only newspaper created solely for the DS community. Subscribe today-it’s free.
Until we can manage to perfect our own personal forum/social community for DSisCool Readers, let’s Facebook!
Fund your business idea with a project you set up yourself! It’s a great way to build community and get ideas and suggestions, too! This link not only will take you to Kickstarter’s website, but to projects currently in the works featuring Down Syndrome.
This helpful link was sent to us by a reader. If you didn’t already realize that those with DS have some unique dental challenges, this will help you understand and where to go next. https://www.emergencydentistsusa.com/down-syndrome-and-dental-care/
Another informative link about the dental issues facing those with DS can be found here:
Teaching teens and young adults with Down Syndrome the joys of fly fishing. Start a group in your area! (This is their Facebook page)