SAVE IRIS -- March 2015
The Governor’s proposed 2015-2017 state budget proposes to eliminate IRIS and drastically changes Family Care. All of these changes will significantly disrupt the daily lives of thousands of people with Down syndrome who are current or prospective members of these programs.
Keeping The Community Promise: Lifting the Cap on Long Term Care in Wisconsin - May, 2011
Wisconsin is at a crossroads in the journey to reform long term care. For decades we have made bipartisan progress in keeping our older adults and people with disabilities in their homes and out of costly institutions. As Governor Tommy Thompson predicted years ago, we have been leading the nation with our values and investment.
Proposal to Lift the Cap on Community Long Term Care in Wisconsin - May 20, 2011
Funding proposal submitted by state wide advocacy agencies to the Wisconsin State Legislature regarding lifting the cap on long term care supports in Wisconsin.
DSAW Response to WI Budget Repair Bill - February 23, 2011
This week and last, the Wisconsin State Legislature has been debating a budget repair bill that affects the way changes to Wisconsin’s medical assistance programs (including Medicaid/BadgerCare, Family Care, and others) are debated and put into action. The Board of Directors and staff of the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin (DSAW) want the DSAW community to be aware of these changes.
Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store
Apple is highlighting a growing number of apps catering to individuals with special needs with a featured special education section in its App Store.
The section titled “Special Education” launched late last week and includes 72 applications for the iPhone and 13 applications for the iPad in 10 categories ranging from communication to emotional development and life skills, according to Trudy Muller, an Apple spokeswoman.
'IEP Checklist’ iPhone App Aims To Level Playing Field
Forget the pen and paper at your next IEP meeting. A new iPhone app is designed to organize the process, providing legal tips and a place for notes all in the palm of your hand.
The free app, known as IEP Checklist, was developed by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center, a Virginia center that’s part of a national network of special education parent information and training centers funded by the Department of Education.
Church Service Helps Those With Special Needs
Best of Life
Avon Student Wins Council for Exceptional Children Award
New Dolls on the Block, Toys with a Special Needs Twist
College Is Possible For Students with Intellectual Disabilities
Enhanced Prenatal Testing Leaves Parents with Tough Choices
NDSC Recent News Articles
Please click on the link above to review recent news articles related to Down Syndrome as posted by the National Down Syndrome Congress.
The Perfect R Word
A trailer is being added to the DVD movie versions of Tropic Thunder. The attached PSA will also be aired in Walmart stores nationwide. The PSA can be viewed athttp://www.blueberryshoes.com/psa/index.html
NIH Develops Down Syndrome Research Plan
The National Institutes of Health has developed a research plan to advance understanding of Down syndrome and speed development of new treatments for the condition, the most frequent genetic cause of mild to moderate mental retardation and associated medical problems. The plan sets research goals for the next 10 years that build upon earlier research advances fostered by the NIH.
Player wouldn't quit; changes hearts
By Dennis McCarthy, Columnist
Parents of Disabled Students Push for Separate Classes
November 27, 2007
Last fall, groups who favor placing disabled students in regular classrooms faced opposition from an unlikely quarter: parents like Norette Travis, whose daughter Valerie has autism.
New Research Uncovers Clue to Help Down Syndrome Patients Increase Learning Capacity
Aug 20, 2007
By University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Think Again - Children With Down syndrome Can Become Bilingual
July 12, 2007
The language abilities of children with Down syndrome may exceed the expectations of professionals who work with them on a regular basis, according to a new study based at Dalhousie.
Nationwide Medicaid Study
A new report released by the UCP ranking states on Medicaid for Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Message born of 'hopes, dreams'
February 20, 2007 - USA Today - Steve Riggio's daughter Melissa is a senior in high school who works at the YMCA, sings in the school chorus and is a member of the swim team. She's just like millions of students nationwide, and that's exactly what Riggio wants others to understand.
Lucy is learning. Are the doctors?
February 4, 2007 - When I brush my granddaughter Lucy's hair and put it in a ponytail, I always kiss the back of her neck. And she giggles. She is 3. She talks. She dances. She goes to school. She plays house and tea, and kick ball and follow the leader. She loves books and Bambi and church and playing with her cousin Adam.
Wrestlers, Special Needs Students Develop Bond
WITI-TV, MEQUON -- Wrestlers and special needs students in Mequon are developing a bond that was not anticipated. What's bringing these two groups of kids together? FOX 6's Tom Pipines has their story.
Golly, What Did Jon Do?
Jan. 29, 2007 issue - What did Jon Will and the more than 350,000 American citizens like him do to tick off the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists?...