Tag Archives: Down Syndrome

DS Corner: Visual Supports for Children with Down Syndrome

All material Copyright © March 2009 The Down Syndrome Centre Reprinted with the express permission of the Down Syndrome Centre as originally published on their website. By: Marinet vanVuren Marinet vanVuren is a South African born Speech and Language Therapist. … Continue reading


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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Coming To Theaters

[Source:  Disability Scoop] A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it’s backed by some big names in the disability community. “The Peanut Butter Falcon” features … Continue reading


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With $29 Million In Backing, MIT Launches Down Syndrome Center

[Source:  Boston.com] The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a received a nearly $29 million gift the university says will be used to enhance research and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. MIT in an announcement Wednesday said the … Continue reading


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Parent’s Corner: Speaking to Your Child’s Classmates About Down Syndrome

Editor’s Note:  World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st. My daughter Sophie is almost fourteen. She has Down syndrome. She’s in eighth grade and has been mainstreamed since her earliest preschool days. A few weeks ago, she invited me to … Continue reading


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Pediatric Therapy Corner: Turn Taking and Waiting Games

All material Copyright © April 2011 The Down Syndrome Centre Reprinted with the express permission of the The Down Syndrome Centre as originally published on their website. By: Marinet vanVuren Turn-taking is an important social skill to learn. Communication involves … Continue reading


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