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Resources

Local Resources:

Life in Harmony Music Therapy
www.lifeinharmonymt.com/‎ 

Bebop and Bundles Music Together Classes
www.bebopandbundles.com

La Crosse Area YMCA (Inclusive programming, Buddy Sports Programs, Swimming)
http://laxymca.org/

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse-Physical Activity Mentoring Program for Persons with Disabilities
www.uwlax.edu/sah/ess/mentor/

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity
www.uwlax.edu/sah/ess/sape/html/spp.htm

North American Squirrel Association (nasa) – fishing, hunting, and outdoors opportunities
http://nasasquirrel.org/

Horsesense for Special Riders – therapeutic horseriding
www.hssrweb.org

YWCA Adaptive Activities (including swimming and gardening)
http://www.ywca.org/site/c.duLRK4OSLqK8E/b.8267961/k.E15B/Adaptive_Activities.htm

 

State/Regional Resources:

State of Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program
www.dhfs.state.wi.gov/children/birthto3/

The Katie Beckett Program
www.dhfs.state.wi.gov/children/kbp

Special Olympics of Wisconsin
www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/area_6.asp

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota
www.dsamn.org

Children's Long term Waiver Program (PDF)

Family Support Program Manual (PDF)

 

National Resources:

National Down Syndrome Society
http://www.ndss.org/

National Association of Down Syndrome
www.nads.org

National Down Syndrome Congress
www.ndsccenter.org 

Disability.gov – Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities

www.Disability.gov

 

Down Syndrome Health Issues        
www.ds-health.com

 

Special Education Guide                                                                                                           

www.specialeducationguide.com                                                                                                                                          

 

Educational/Therapeutic Resources

Down Syndrome Education International
www.dseinternational.org/

See and Learn Teaching Programs
www.seeandlearn.org

 Down Syndrome Education On-line                                                                                                                            

www.down-syndrome.org/research-practice

Masgutova Method of NeuroSensoriMotor Reflex Integration                                                  

http://masgutovamethod.com/                                                                                                                                          

Mini-Workshop with Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP from her book “Helping Children with Down Syndrome Communicate Better” published by Woodbine Books
www.woodbinehouse.com/HomeIsAtTheHeartOfCommunication.asp

Just Like You - Down syndrome Awareness video produced by Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

www.justlikeyou-downsyndrome.org

 

Recommended Reading/DVDs by our Families:

“What Parents Wish They’d Known” by Woodbine Author Kathryn Lynard Soper and The Segullah Group
www.woodbinehouse.com/Soper_booklet.pdf

Gifts” and “Gifts 2”  - Kathryn Lynard Soper

Down Syndrome Parenting 101 – Natalie Hale

We’ll Paint the Octopus Red (children’s book) – Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen

Discovery DVD: This DVD offers practical advice, examples, and expertise for parents and professionals to follow as they help children with Down syndrome from infancy to age seven become the best talkers they can be.

Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months DVD - Thirteen leading medical and developmental experts on Down syndrome, experienced parents, and infants and toddlers with Down syndrome are brought together in this heartwarming DVD to inform, inspire, guide, and support.

What Did You Say? DVD - Explains the components of speech that are challenging, and helps to identify what a child or adult needs to work on to improve speech intelligibility.

Signing Time DVDs                                                                                                                                     

www.signingtime.com

Baby Babble DVDs                                                                                                                            

http://www.talkingchild.com/

 

Retail Sites

Play products for children with special needs
www.ableplay.org

Books on disabilities for parents, children, teachers and professionals
www.woodbinehouse.com

The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - Lacrosse chapter is a local resource for people with Down syndrome and other developmental challenges, their families and others that support them. We are committed to providing support and information in the hope of cultivating awareness, respect and opportunity for those in our community touched by Down syndrome. Your support for the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - Lacrosse chapter is very much appreciated.

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