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The National Down Syndrome Society would like to inform you of an exciting scholarship opportunity
for students with Down syndrome. The application for the O’Neill Tabani Enrichment Fund is now available!
Click Here for much more information !!

World Down Syndrome Day
Help spread awareness and join us in the "Hands over the Hudson" Event
POSTPONED !!! (New date: TBD)
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The ARC of Dutchess 2016 Summer Program
A program for individuals ages 14 - 21.
For more information, see our our flyer HERE.
To download an application, click HERE.
Download the Authorization Form HERE.

*** Check out this great program called Live Up. Live Up provides a long weekend program for young adults with down syndrome that focuses on life skills and social skills development, healthy living and giving back. We have five different programs this year and I am the director for the New York City program. You can read more about it HERE.

*** Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled Are Expected in 2016. Read the full article Here..

** Organic Hudson Valley Online Magazine has an article titled: "Providing Support and Inspiration to Familes with Down Syndrome". It's a great article about DSAHV. To read it, click Here. **

  • Revised edition available of the housing resource guide.  Published by the Westchester Institute for Human Development and details the various resources available. Link Here.
  • Student Draft IEP Interactive Tool courtesy of the Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center, Westchester Institute for Human Development Research indicates that students who are involved in their special education program planning are more successful in school. However, many students do not even attend their IEP meetings, and of those who do, few participate in a meaningful way. Most report boredom and feeling uncomfortable - even wishing they were back in class!! The IEP meeting is soley devoted to the individual student and it is critical that their voice be heard and impact the decisions made. Like the other members of the IEP team, student participation will only be meaningful if they understand the purpose and what is going on. Preparation is important. The more knowledge students have of the process, the more engaged they will be.

    This interactive tool helps students prepare information that is relevant to IEP development. It will assist them to develop their own "draft IEP" to be shared with the rest of the IEP team and serve as a helpful resource to facilitate their participation in the discussion. Website -->
  • NIH launches first national Down syndrome registry.  The National Institutes of Health has launched DS-Connect, a Web-based health registry that will serve as a national health resource for people with Down syndrome and their families, researchers, and health care providers. Website Here --> https://dsconnect.nih.gov/

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