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Down Syndrome Education Website

Published: 2012-01-14 - Updated: 2013-06-02
Author: Thomas C. Weiss

Synopsis: The Down syndrome Education website offers people a very comprehensive and reliable source of updated information and resources.

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The Down syndrome Education Online website is one that offers people a very comprehensive and reliable source of updated information and resources.


Down Syndrome - A genetic condition in which a person has 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. In most cases, Down syndrome occurs when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21. This form of Down syndrome is called Trisomy 21. The extra chromosome causes problems with the way the body and brain develop. Down syndrome is the most common single cause of human birth defects.

Family members, researchers and practitioners who care for, support, or investigate Down syndrome will absolutely love the Down syndrome Education Online website (, as well as the other websites associated with it. The website is published by Down Syndrome Education International, which is a leading international charity. The charity is dedicated to the advancement and understanding of effective ways of assisting the education and development of people who experience Down syndrome.

The Down syndrome Education Online site publishes a number of different items. These items include books, articles, and resources involving every area of education, development, and health for people with Down syndrome. The site publishes information for everyone who is involved in the care and support of this population of people with disabilities, to include family members, friends, teachers, psychologists, therapists, researchers, doctors, associations, and support groups.

Down syndrome Education Online recently launched a new site that supersedes their prior one. While some of the areas on the new site are under development, it is very clear that these folks know what they are doing. The site is very well-presented, displaying easily-accessed information you can use.

There are some various things the site is currently working on including:

The charity's Down Syndrome Education Online publishes information that is evidence-based and reliable, as well as advice. Research papers are presented through, 'Down syndrome Research and Practice,' a leading Down syndrome journal, which is subject to peer review before it is published. All of the other content on the site is subject to internal expert editorial review before it is presented to you.

A number of the books and articles that are published on the Down syndrome Education Online website are written by people who are leading experts in many areas of the health, development, and education of people who experience Down syndrome. Many of these items are published on the site through a flexible, 'Open Access,' license that gives you, as well as associations and support groups, the opportunity to freely reproduce the content as long as you acknowledge them appropriately.

Down Syndrome Education International

Down syndrome Educational International is central to the worldwide understanding and sharing of research from a number of academics and longer-term experiences of people working with generations of children who experience Down syndrome, according to New Philanthropy Capital of London. Professor Deborah Fidler of Colorado State University said about Down syndrome Educational International, "The charity has had a profound impact on the Down syndrome research and practice community for the past three decades. It combines a scientifically grounded approach to educating individuals with Down syndrome with a passion for improving the life of each child."

Down syndrome Education International is a charity that is dedicated to raising levels of educational achievement among children who experience Down syndrome. The charity has been at the front of educational and developmental research and evidence-based services, improving the the outcomes of children with Down syndrome for three decades. The charity believes that every child deserves a good education that finds them being welcomed as a valued member of their own community, as well as recognizing their individual strengths and learning needs.

Children with Down syndrome experience a number of different difficulties and delays that affect various areas of their development. Research is consistently improving Down syndrome Education International's understanding of the challenges these children face. The research is also assisting this charity to identify teaching approaches that are more effective.

The charity's vision is the achievement of a successful education for every child who experiences Down syndrome. They want each child with Down syndrome to have every opportunity to achieve their own potential, and to have the opportunity to live more rewarding and fulfilling lives. Down syndrome Education International focuses on the delivery of measurable improvements in language and speech, number and math skills, reading and literacy, social development and educational attainment, memory and cognition.

The scientific research the charity pursues advances the understanding of children with Down syndrome's learning difficulties and development; it also evaluates new teaching approaches. Their services empower teachers, family members, and therapists through provision of knowledge and tools they need to give children with Down syndrome support that is highly-effective. The charity, by providing evidence-based practice, leverages substantial non-profit and public sector investments in educational and developmental services in order to improve the outcomes of children who experience Down syndrome worldwide.

Down syndrome New South Wales said of Down syndrome Education International, "Down Syndrome Education International is one of the leading centers in the world in research and practice about development, learning and communication in children and adults with Down syndrome for many years. The charity is renowned for its publications and teaching." Clearly, if you are a family member, friend, researcher, or anyone else involved with children who experience Down syndrome - the sites presented by these charities are a must. Combined, these charities pursue research and provide services that help more than 100,000 people in more than 180 nations every single year.

Author Credentials:

Thomas C. Weiss is a researcher and editor for Disabled World. Thomas attended college and university courses earning a Masters, Bachelors and two Associate degrees, as well as pursing Disability Studies. As a Nursing Assistant Thomas has assisted people from a variety of racial, religious, gender, class, and age groups by providing care for people with all forms of disabilities from Multiple Sclerosis to Parkinson's; para and quadriplegia to Spina Bifida.

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