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Down Syndrome

Welcome!

For religious and faith formation for those with Down Syndrome and who are not Deaf or Hard of Hearing please visit the Diocesan special needs ministry page. The Catholic Deaf community does do religious and faith formation for anyone who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing and with Down Syndrome in American Sign Language. Please come visit and introduce yourself to our community.

Resources in Orange County, California:

Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSF) 
18023 Sky Park Circle, Suite F
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: (949) 298-2020
Email: info@dsfoc.org

Down Syndrome Association of Orange County 
151 Kalmus Drive, Suite M-5,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 540-5794
Website: DSAOC

Help Me Grow
2500 Red Hill Ave., Suite 290 B
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (866) GROW-025
Website: HelpMeGrow

Pujols Family Foundation
14252 Culver Drive, Suite 252
Irvine, CA 92604
Phone: (714) 639-0562
Website: PFF

Regional Center of Orange County 
1525 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 796-5100
Website: RCOC

Task
3040 Saturn St., #103
Brea, CA 92821
Phone: (714) 533-8275
Website: TASK

UCP of Orange County 
980 Roosevelt, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92620
Phone: (949) 333-6400
Website: UCP

National & International Down Syndrome Resources

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
Toll Free: (800) 232-NDSC (6372)
Website: www.ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
Toll Free: (800) 221-4602
Website: www.ndss.org

Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF)
Phone: (303) 321-6277
Website: http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org

Down Syndrome Education International (DSEI)
United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)300 330 0750
Website: www.dseinternational.org

Down Syndrome Education USA (DSE USA)
Website: http://www.dseusa.org/en-us/

National & International Down Syndrome Resources

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
Toll Free: (800) 232-NDSC (6372)
Website: www.ndsccenter.org

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
Toll Free: (800) 221-4602
Website: www.ndss.org

Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF)
Phone: (303) 321-6277
Website: http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org

Down Syndrome Education International (DSEI)
United Kingdom
Telephone +44 (0)300 330 0750
Website: www.dseinternational.org

Down Syndrome Education USA (DSE USA)
Website: http://www.dseusa.org/en-us/

Educational Resources We Like

We will add content to this page throughout the year, so keep checking back. If you have a favorite resource to share, let us know!

Favorite Online Activities and/or Printable Resources for Students:

Favorite Research & Educational Information:

Favorite Reference Books and/or Electronic Books (eBooks):

Favorite App Listings:

Favorite Resources to Support Access to Grade Level Standards:

Favorite Resources for School Choice, Classroom Support & Parent/School Communication:

** Down Syndrome Association of Orange County (DSAOC) provides support, education and activities for children and adults with Down syndrome, and their families.

Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network provides resources and education, as well as connections to other parents, for expecting parents or parents of newborns.

** Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (DSF) implements The Learning Program, which uses current research on best practices and effective teaching strategies to improve education for children with Down syndrome.

Health Care Guidelines published by American Academy of Pediatrics; specific checkpoints by age are listed for pediatricians to address with children having Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) provides information, advocacy and support concerning all aspects of life for individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society (DSS) is a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Good reads:

Religious Order:

****The Little Sisters of the Lamb | Vatican article on the Little Sisters of the Lamb

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