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Down Syndrome Special Needs Factsheet

Down Syndrome Special Needs Factsheet

Additional Resources

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Family Voices
http://www.familyvoices.org
This website brings together families who have children with special health needs.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
http://www.ndss.org
NDSS strives to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. Call: (800) 221-4602

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
http://www.pta.org
The PTA encourages parental involvement in public schools.

KidNeeds.com
http://www.kidneeds.com
This website is for children with special needs, their parents, and other caregivers and contains information and health supplies.

KidsHealth in the Classroom
http://kidshealth.org/classroom
Free PreK-12 lesson plans, aligned to National Health Education Standards and based on expert-approved, age-appropriate articles.

The Special Needs Alliance
http://specialneedsalliance.org/home
The Special Needs Alliance helps people with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who represent them. Find national and local services and support programs, get answers to questions about finances and disability benefits, or search the attorney database to find help with legal matters.

Academy of Special Needs Planners
http://www.specialneedsanswers.com/
Helping parents and others in planning for their own futures and for those of family members with special needs.

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov
This government site offers advice, links, homework help, and information for parents, teachers, and students.

Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Needs
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/blankform.pdf
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a form for all the vital information about the child's condition, and the doctors and other key contacts in case of an emergency. It's a good idea to post it near the phone, in the car, and in a prominent common area in the house.

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