Down syndrome Resources
Where ever you might be in your journey with Down syndrome resources, whether you are a parent, a sibling, friend or employer, there is something here for you.
You will find a plethora of information below. Long lists of Facebook groups, collections of useful books to read and refer to, indispensable resources for when you are expecting a child with Down syndrome, and of course, blog posts.
I hope it’s useful and of course, please contact me with any new information you’d like to see added.
Resources related to Down syndrome and Parenting: please click on the images below to go directly to the resource page you are looking for
Classic Useful Blog Posts Related to Down Syndrome
- My free e-book on the first 4 years of living with Moxie (covering the prenatal diagnosis, Down syndrome, ableism, disability: 142 pages of art, photographs and writing)- linked here
Therapy and Down syndrome
- How to Tell if Your Child with Down Syndrome Needs Therapy
- Horse Therapy and Down syndrome
- Yoga and Down syndrome
Bolting and Down syndrome
- 16 Parent-Recommended Ways to Keep Your Bolting Child Safe
- …and Then My Heart Stopped
- 5 Things to Keep Your Child with Down syndrome Safe
- The One Thing I Would Change About Down syndrome
- Behavioral Issues and Down syndrome
- Down Syndrome Groups on Facebook
- More Resources for New Parents of Children with Down Syndrome
- All of The Best Down Syndrome Books
…and More Posts!
How do you teach your daughter that has DS. Give me so advice please.
How do I teach her. Hmm. Do you mean like, curriculum? Or actually sitting down and teaching her?
For curriculum, I use the Wee Sing book, which is a pretty basic song-oriented classic pre school curriculum. Moxie can’t sing many words but she loves the music.
We use montessori activities for pre-writing and letters. We read standard books for children her age (- I can give you the complete list of her books if you want). For signing, we use Signing Time still. For Japanese and Spanish, we use apps on the iPad. We do puzzle/flashcard work with letters and sound combinations in preparation for reading and the Vast phonics apps (she LOVES them).
I believe in student led education – I observe Moxie closely to see what she’s interested in and leaning towards, then encourage that. I don’t sit her down and drill her.
Please let me know any other questions you have – I’d love to share resources and ideas. Also – there is a fantastic Facebook group for education/Down syndrome. I always turn to that group when I’m stuck.