Helpful Websites for a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism (DS-ASD)

LOGO TRANSPARENCY (5) My blog packed with content about navigating co-occurring Down syndrome and autism (DS-ASD).  The Down Syndrome-Autism Connection™ is the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to co-occurring Down syndrome and autism spectrum disorder (DS-ASD) in the United States.  The goal is to ensure that families, teachers, and healthcare providers receive the education and support they need — with the ultimate goal being that children and adults with DS-ASD will receive the understanding, education, medical care and opportunities they so greatly deserve. National Down Syndrome Society  Autism Discussion Page is a valuable tool for parents, physicians and educators. Follow Autism Discussion Page on Facebook National Down Syndrome Congress has a DS-ASD track at their conventions. Little Friends Center for Autism in Naperville, IL. Autism evaluations, comprehensive programs, trainings, support, and social groups. Special needs advocacy, coaching via phone, text and email for parents and IEP teams. Great information on Childhood Apraxia and Speech, parenting and child development. NADS is the National Association for Down Syndrome A support group in the Chicago area. Great resource list on their website. Down syndrome Awareness Centers  all over the Midwest and expanding across the country. Provides play groups, fitness programs, signing and reading classes, workshops, parent support. This site is invaluable for parents who have a baby or child with Down syndrome.  There is some great information and useful tips and links and it is very positively focused. A jewelry company that has some beautiful hand made jewerly pieces.  Kelly Neville is a young lady who is in the same school district as Nick and is currently in the Steps Program that Nick will be attending next fall! Stylish clothing line designed to fit the unique body types for persons having Down syndrome. Easy to get on and off too! has a ton of resources for special needs families.  One of my favorite sites!

http://www.brittanysbasketsofhope Brittany’s Baskets of Hope is a non-profit organization that provides welcome baskets free of charge with resources and baby clothing/items to families with a new baby born with Down syndrome.   Click on their website to request a basket or  make a donation. Great site for parents to share daily trials, triumphs, questions and recommendations This site stands for Talk About Curing Autism and has links and articles along with coffee groups. Hands on activities (crafts, fine motor, etc..) Offers scuba diving training for individuals with disabilities. Provides customized travel experiences for individuals with disabilities.  Resources for caregivers of special needs families, with a very comprehensive list of help for a variety of needs and disabilities. Easter Seals offers programs, training and equipment for families  Autism (ASD) and Sleep Common Sleep Issues with Autism

2 thoughts on “Helpful Websites for a dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autism (DS-ASD)

    1. You bet Rick, I have so many followers and FB friends who are on your site and love it. I look forward to hearing your feedback. The archives contain varied topics and funny Nick stories. Do enjoy and share the site! Hugs to sweet Noah who makes me and the rest of the world smile 🙂

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