Down Syndrome Association of Delaware is a 2014 recipient of the Global Down Syndrome Educational Grants. These grants have provided $232,500 to local Down syndrome organizations from around the United States funding 23 innovative educational programs to medical professionals, self-advocates and parents of people with Down syndrome. This year, nine educational programs are receiving grants varying from $5,000 to $10,000, totaling $77,500. The nine local Down syndrome organizations and their programs were announced at the National Down Syndrome Congress Annual Convention in Indianapolis. The Global Down Syndrome Educational Grants program is a collaboration between the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”) and the National Down Syndrome Congress (“NDSC”).
Down Syndrome Association of Delaware 2014 Award Recipient— “Adult Down Syndrome Clinic” will be a new
program initially serving five patients per clinic with a goal of 100 unique patients over the first
three years. Funding will help provide education to the physicians and staff at the clinic while
mirroring some of the successful Adult Down Syndrome Clinic models found across the country.