Down Syndrome Information

  • Raising a Down Syndrome child?

Great Books We Recommend:

About understanding disabilities:

  • Why I Burned My Book and Other Essays on Disability,

by Paul K. Longmore

  • My Friend Isabelle,

by Eliza Woloson and Bryan Gough

  • Fasten Your Seatbelt: A Crash Course on Down Syndrome for Brothers and Sisters,

by Brian Skotko and Susan P. Levine

  • The Sibling Slam Book: What It’s Really Like To Have A Brother Or Sister With Special Needs,

by Don Meyer

  • Down Syndrome Parenting 101: Must-Have Advice for Making Your Life Easier,

by Nathalie Hale

About education:

  • Disability Is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities,

by Kathie Snow

  • Special Education: A Parent’s Guide for Children’s Success

by Michael T. Bailey

  • Teaching Reading to Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Teachers,

by Patricia Logan Oelwein

  • Teaching Children with Down Syndrome about Their Bodies, Boundaries, and Sexuality,

by Terri Couwenhoven

About nutrition:

  • The Down Syndrome Nutrition Handbook: A Guide to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles,

by Joan Guthrie Medlen

About motor skills:

  • Fine Motor Skills for Children with Down Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals,

by Patricia C. Winders


Fun informal videos to watch

– Video about raising a baby with Down Syndrome:

– Video about explanation of raising a Down Syndrome child:

– Video about Expression of Language in Down Syndrome:

– video about supporting Individuals in the Classroom:

– Video of a Down Syndrome girl who became a cheerleader:

– Video of a Down Syndrome girl who became a gymnast:

– Video of a Down Syndrome man who is independent:

Other Useful Resources

– Information about special education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities:

– Housing options:

– Community for prenatal support:

– National association:

– National Down Syndrome Congress:

– International association:

– Band of Angels association:

– Website about prenatal support:

– Down Syndrome adoption network:

– Be a Down Syndrome child’s parent:

– Story of a Down Syndrome child’s father:

– Find a clinic near you:

– Medical treatments and therapies:

– Organize Your Child’s Health Information:

– Institute researching about Down Syndrome:

– Down Syndrome researches by Stanford Institute: