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August 5th, 2014

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Educational Grants

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 […]

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March 21st, 2014

Disability Connection: 10 Ways to Make a Smooth Transition to Adulthood

Disability Connection: 10 Ways to Make a Smooth Transition to Adulthood Disability Connection March newsletter contains 10 tips for smooth transition to adulthood. Read more!

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March 20th, 2014

DSRTF creates new identity!

DSRTF is celebrating ten years of breakthroughs with a new identity: The LuMind Foundation. The Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation is dedicated to finding a treatment to improve cognition including learning, memory and speech for individuals with Down syndrome.  Since their founding in 2004 they have become the leading private source of funding in […]

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February 11th, 2014

ACCESS Project Parent Event

Can Your Son or Daughter Have an Inclusive Adult Life? Most Certainly Yes! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to hear the Delaware Inclusion Conference Keynote Speaker, Ann Turnbull, share her son’s story of inclusive adulthood, March 11th at the Dover Downs Conference Center from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Ann will share her family story of how […]

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January 22nd, 2014

Days of Summer Camp 2014

We are excited to be welcoming everyone back for another exciting time at the Days of Summer Camp! Last year it was a big success and we are looking forward to even more exciting activities, during the longer week and extended day. Camp is open to children ages 3-13 years old with Down syndrome, and […]

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January 14th, 2014

CNN News Article Written by NDSC Board Member

Read this CNN news article written by National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) board member Bret Bowerman. Bowerman writes about the lowered expectations for children with disabilities. “We hope one day our expectations of her, as a society, are more limitless than they are limited.” Click here to read and share the story.

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December 23rd, 2013

Transition Videos for Adolescents with Special Needs

Nemours has released a series of short videos that were created to help explain transition into adulthood for adolescents with special health care needs. Attached is the press release describing the videos, as well as links to watch them. The videos are the first of their kind to offer this type of detailed guidance and information for families […]

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October 11th, 2013

Michael Remus Presentations

Attached are the powerpoints of Michael Remus’s presentations from the parent session and ACCESS Project events. If there are any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact Judi MacBride from the ACCESS Project with the Center for Disabilities Studies at 302-831-1052 (phone), 302-831-4690 (fax), or judim@udel.edu. Click the following links to download a […]

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September 5th, 2013

Honoring Dr. Siegfried Pueschel

Thanks to the National Down Syndrome Congress, the Down Syndrome Association is able to share this news story on Dr. Siegfried Pueschel. “It is with deep sadness that we write today about the passing of Dr. Siegfried Pueschel, a true hero in the Down syndrome community worldwide. Dr. Pueschel died Monday, September 2nd after a […]

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August 28th, 2013

Jon Stoklosa Shares his Success with CBS News

Practice Without Pressure, the guest for our November parent meeting, shared this beautiful news article with us! It isn’t everyday that a TV camera comes in to record your life in one day. But that’s what happened to Jon Stoklosa, along with his parents Hank and Liz, when CBS reporter Steve Hartman interviewed them on […]

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