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.. DSAW Lacrosse Chapter


Local Resources:

Life in Harmony Music Therapy‎ 

Bebop and Bundles Music Together Classes

La Crosse Area YMCA (Inclusive programming, Buddy Sports Programs, Swimming)

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse-Physical Activity Mentoring Program for Persons with Disabilities

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity

North American Squirrel Association (nasa) – fishing, hunting, and outdoors opportunities

Horsesense for Special Riders – therapeutic horseriding

YWCA Adaptive Activities (including swimming and gardening)


State/Regional Resources:

State of Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program

The Katie Beckett Program

Wisconsin First Step -- 24 hr. Information/resource line for people with disabilities.



Special Olympics of Wisconsin

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota

Children's Long term Waiver Program (PDF)

Family Support Program Manual (PDF)


National Resources:

National Down Syndrome Society

National Association of Down Syndrome

National Down Syndrome Congress – Connecting the Disability Community to Information and Opportunities


Down Syndrome Health Issues


Special Education Guide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Educational/Therapeutic Resources

Down Syndrome Education International

See and Learn Teaching Programs

 Down Syndrome Education On-line                                                                                                                    

Masgutova Method of NeuroSensoriMotor Reflex Integration                                                                                                                                                                                    

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

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


Recommended Reading/DVDs by our Families:

“What Parents Wish They’d Known” by Woodbine Author Kathryn Lynard Soper and The Segullah Group

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                                                                                                                             

Baby Babble DVDs                                                                                                                    


Retail Sites

Play products for children with special needs

Books on disabilities for parents, children, teachers and professionals

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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