Resources

 

NDSS: National Down Syndrome Society
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
www.ndss.org

 

National Down Syndrome Congress:
The National Down Syndrome Congress is the country’s oldest national organization for people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who work with them.  The National Down Syndrome Congress was founded in 1973 and provides information, advocacy, support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome. The NDSC also works to create a national climate in which all people will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of people with Down syndrome.
www.ndsccenter.org

 

Parents helping Parents:
Parents Helping Parents (PHP) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with any special need of any age, through educating, supporting and training their primary caregivers. Call 408-727-5775 for support and services.
www.php.com

 

Down Syndrome Pregnancy, Prenatal Information:
Down Syndrome Pregnancy, Inc. is a New Jersey charitable corporation which provides information and support to expectant parents preparing for the birth of a baby with Down syndrome.  All of our materials are geared to non-political, honest, compassionate and informative support for those in post-diagnosis pregnancy or waiting until birth for a confirmed diagnosis.
http://downsyndromepregnancy.org/the-pregnancy-book/

 

Lumind (formerly “Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation”)
Since their founding in 2004 the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation has become the leading private source of funding in the United States for Down syndrome cognition research. The Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation is dedicated to finding a treatment to improve cognition for individuals with Down syndrome.
https://lumindfoundation.org/

 

Disabilities Rights California:
Advance and Advocates for the rights of Californians with disabilities.
Their vision is a barrier free, inclusive world that values diversity, culture, and each individual.
www.disabilitiesrightsca.org

 

Special Olympics:
Special Olympics is a global movement of people creating a new world of inclusion and community, where every single person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability.
www.specialolympics.org

 

Wrightslaw:
Wrightslaw’s mission is to provide parents, advocates, educators, and attorneys with accurate, up-to-date information about special education law and advocacy.
www.wrightslaw.com  

 

Tuck – A Community for Advancing Better Sleep:

Tuck aims to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources. Boasting the largest collection of aggregated data on sleep surfaces on the web, Tuck aims to power consumers, sleep professionals, and the troubled sleeper looking for answers. For more information visit Tuck’s website at:

https://www.tuck.com/

Books and Media:

PAMF Health Resource Library:

The Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network has a book and media collection housed at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Clinic in Mountain View. These books, videos and educational tools have been hand-picked by parents of children with Down syndrome and are available for check-out to the public. For information and catalog go to
http://www.pamf.org/healtheducation
click on “Down Syndrome Resources”

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Mountain View Clinic Health Resource Library
701 East El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040
650-934-7373

Woodbine House:
Woodbine House is a publisher specializing in books about children with special needs. Since 1985 they prided themselves on publishing books of the highest quality and best value for parents, children, therapists, health care providers, and teachers.
www.woodbinehouse.com

Sign Language:

Visit the Signing Time Online Dictionary!

Amazon.com:

Local Organizations:

Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network
www.svdsn.org

 

DSCBA: Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area:
Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area helps to promote the unique contributions of children and adults with Down syndrome; as well as providing direct services to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSCBA also educates the general public by fostering inclusive and integrated involvement with the Down syndrome community and society at large.
www.dsconnection.org

 

Parents Helping Parents:
Parents Helping Parents (PHP) strives to improve the quality of life for any child with any special need of any age, through educating, supporting and training their primary caregivers. Call 408-727-5775 for support and services.
www.php.com

 

College of Adaptive Arts:
College of Adaptive Arts,CAA, vision is to provide a college campus for adults with differing abilities where opportunities to learn from a diverse and rich curriculum that will enable them to live a full and empowered life as successful, contributing members of the community.
www.collegeofadaptivearts.org

 

Angels on Stage:
Angels on Stage provides children with special needs, ages 5-22 years old,  who have abilities of any type and degree the opportunity to participate in an annual professional musical theatre production. Their secondary mission is to become a model for duplication to serve children with special needs in surrounding areas and nationwide.
www.angelsonstage.org

 

Support For Families of Children With Disabilities:
Founded in 1982, Support For Families of Children With Disabilities is a San Francisco-based nonprofit, parent-run, organization supporting families of children with any kind of disability or special health care need. By fostering partnerships among families, professionals and community, Support for Families tries to ensure families of children with a disability or special health care need will have the knowledge and support to make informed choices enhancing their children’s development and well being.
www.supportforfamilies.org

 

Scribbles and Giggles Pediatric Day Health Center:
Scribbles and Giggles Pediatric Day Health Center is dedicated to providing specialized daycare services and early intervention to children with special needs. They strive to enrich each child’s experience through the use of developmental activities which are fun, educational, and therapeutic; as well as supporting parents and families through the inherent challenges of parenting a child with special needs.
www.scribblesandgiggles.com