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)
Watch a powerful video about people with Down syndrome.
Nova Scotia Down Syndrome Society Belong Video.
Learn more about what Special Education offers your child by reading the Missouri Parent's Guide to Special Education.
Ask Questions, Get Services Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
DSG Lending Library
The DSG offers an extensive lending library of books, DVDs, and toolboxes to parents, therapists and teachers. Click on the following links to view available items and email requests to reserve your items.
You can count on DSG to be supportive, informative and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and DSG is proud to make these connections happen. If you are a parent seeking or willing to offer support to or from another parent, please contact the DSG office.
Download the American Academy of Pediatrics Down Syndrome Healthcare Guidelinse here to insure a bright and healthy future for your loved one.
Explore special stories, Dad’s Corner articles, helpful links and more. DSG provides Family and Friends Packets to our members to help their extended circle of support better understand Down syndrome. We invite anyone interested in learning more to contact DSG to be added to our mailing list.
Are you a dad looking to connect with other dads parenting a child, teen or adult with Down syndrome? Visit Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome to reach out to other dads around the world.
Adult Down Syndrome Clinic at KU
As individuals with Down Syndrome reach adulthood, many families are faced with finding resources for their adult family member with Down Syndrome. Now at the University of Kansas Medical Center, you can access a variety of services and resources through the new Adults with Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic. The Adults with Down Syndrome Specialty Clinic can serve as a medical home where you can establish an ongoing relationship with a personal health care provider to provide comprehensive, accessible and continuous care. Learn more by visiting the Adult DS Clinic website.
Parent Resource Articles
Friendship Circle Blog Post How to Prepare your Child with Special Needs for a New Baby
All About Me - Transition Meeting to Kindergarten
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202