The Down Syndrome Center in Cincinnati has developed an important IEP Toolkit to help parents become informed and collaborative members in the IEP process. Download the toolkit here.
The following Speech and Language Resource Guides for individuals with Down syndrome have been generously provided by Dr. Libby Kumin and Loyola College of Maryland.
Basis for Speech, Language and Communication (PDF)
First Words and Phrases (PDF)
Infants and Toddlers (PDF)
Preschool through Kindergarten (PDF)
Childhood Apraxia (PDF)
School age children (PDF)
Oral Motor Skill Difficulties (PDF)
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Choosing a school
Watch this presentation to help you choose a school for your child with Ds.
Watch a powerful video about people with Down syndrome
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Down Syndrome Program Allen C Crocker Speaker Series
The Allen C. Crocker Speaker Series is designed to provide quality information from experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome. The talks are presented monthly at Boston Children’s Hospital and are open to the public. Find past speaker recordings by topic HERE.
The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City offers resources for parents and educational professionals to better serve children with Down syndrome. We offer a variety of publications and trainings to assist educators. Please review our most recent issue of DSG's Inclusion Solutions Newsletter which is chock full of tips and tools.
Find information from the DSG at the following topic links:
Questions about your child's education?
The Center for Parent Information and Resources was developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education. Choose and topic and find a list of resources on that subject (available in English and Spanish).
- Key Topics
- Parent Center Practices
- K-12 Issues
- Early Intervention/Early Childhood
- Parent Centers' 14 Priorities
- Common Educational Tests Used for Assesment for Special Education
Parent Centers in Missouri & Kansas
Families Together, Inc.
3033 West Second, Suite 106
Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 945-7747 | (888) 815-6364 (Wichita)
(620) 276-6364 | (888) 820-6364 (Garden City)
(913) 287-1970 | (877) 499-5369 (Kansas City)
(785) 233-4777 | (800) 264-6343 (Topeka)
State Process Handbooks
Download the Kansas Process Handbook to help you understand the special education process and your rights as a parent during the IEP Process.
Download the Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri to help you understand the special education process and your rights as a parent.
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202