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Down Syndrome Information

Families with children living with the challenges of Down syndrome, you are not alone!

We are here to provide support, education, and resource information for individuals, families and professionals.  Plus, we want to connect you with other parents and peers.

Regular programming:

Parenting Special Needs Support Groups

Join our Support Groups in Benson, Litchfield, Olivia or Willmar, Minnesota.

Consider yourself cordially invited.  Do you have questions or concerns about your child, teen or young adult?  You are not alone!  By being a part of our Support Group, you will find people who may have the same concerns as you do.  You can bring your questions, concerns, or issues to our group.

We are here to offer you support.  Help you connect with others.  Learn about your loved one’s diagnosis or challenging parenting moments.

Peer Connect

A monthly social skills group for teens and young adults to age 30 years. Parents are welcome to attend too!

 

Resources:

Information, Referrals & Programming Ideas
Let us know how we can help you—
320-235-5310, ext. 206
trcp@wciservices.org

 

Weighted Blankets

Mini Grants

 

Annual Events:

Be sure to check our Events page and Active Lives Calendar.

Educational workshops, U-Empowered Conference, Halloween party, Family Picnic and Adventure Fair.

What is Down syndrome?

Down syndrome is the most common genetic condition.  One in every 733 babies is born with Down syndrome.  The most common form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21, because it involves an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. (National Down Syndrome Society website – www.ndss.org).

Resource Center Help

The Resource Center Program is here to help provide you information, resources, support, networking, and information about upcoming events and activities (scholarships available to defer the costs), along with a great lending library.  The Resource Center Program staff are continually looking for ways to improve the lives of our special people and want to provide the most current and updated information and resources.  Let us know your ideas!

Networking/Support Meetings

Check our website's Events Calendar for the date, time and location of our next meeting.  Bring your family and join us!

Event Calendar

www.arckandi.org
888-231-1777
Kandyohi County Arc--  events, workshops, and much more for people with developmental disabilities!

Meeker or Renville Counties--  Contact:  arccentral5@aol.com or call 800-775-3196.

www.ndss.org
Covers a lot of general information about Down syndrome with commonly asked questions and answers. National Down Syndrome Society.

www.nads.org
Covers general information about Down syndrome. National Association for Down Syndrome.

www.dsamn.org
Local website for Minnesota with great information, resources, upcoming events and trainings in Minnesota.  Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota.

www.kidshealth.org
Information specific about health in regards to Down syndrome, and also just general health information about all children.

www.ds-health.com
Lot of information in relation to health topics specific to people with Down syndrome, great articles and resources, health care guidelines birth through adulthood, and growth charts for children with Down syndrome.

www.loveandlearning.com
Great resources for children with Down syndrome, learning tools to help them read, recognize letters and numbers, and some computerized programming also available.

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

www.about-down-syndrome.com
Lot of general information about Down syndrome and easy site to navigate.

www.woodbinehouse.com
Great book and resource website with books specific to Down syndrome and varying other disabilities.

www.mrsperkins.com/dolch.htm
Lists the most common words that children should learn to read; mastering this list, the person will be able to read 50 – 75% of all reading material.

www.hwtears.com
Great resource when teaching children how to write. Handwriting Without Tears.

www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math
Great website for learning math skills and creating your own worksheets for your child’s level and ability.

www.edhelper.com
Great website for all learning issues and can make it very specific to grade level the person is currently functioning at that time.

www.ds-health.com/train.htm
Information specific to toilet training a child with Down syndrome; helpful hints and successful tips.

Active Lives Calendar

The Resource Center Program
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