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Down Syndrome

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The primary NIH organization for research on Down Syndrome is the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
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Education, Development, and Community Life
National Down Syndrome Society
This section of NDSS web site addresses the topics: Elementary & Secondary Education, Development & Community Life, Early Intervention, Transition & Adulthood, Therapies & Development, Managing Behavior, Family Issues, Recreation and Friendship.
Also available in Spanish.

Down Syndrome Education USA
Down Syndrome Education USA and its International partner are the only organizations in the world specifically focused on research-led improvements to education for young people with DS.

Homeschooling Children with Down Syndrome
Riverbend Down Syndrome Association
Riverbend is an all-volunteer group that provides support and information to parents of children with DS in Southwestern Illinois. This link addresses the benefits of homeschooling and lists other related resources.

Gigis Play House Literacy Program
GiGis Playhouses are free educational centers that provide resources, specialized teaching, and support. Illinois locations are in Chicago, Aurora, McHenry, Rockford, and Hoffman Estates. In the Literacy Program tutors work at the level of the child, challenging and encouraging them utilizing custom flashcards and books as well as computer resources and games.