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white woman with Down syndrome wearing brown apron stacks oranges at her job

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Female teenager with Down syndrome looks at laptop screen alongside female teacher in a library

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brown haired girl with Down syndrome standing in front of a lake

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black female teenager with Down syndrome listens to music on headphones

The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast

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Our mission is to support people living with Down syndrome and their families with individualized and leading-edge educational programs, health services, information resources, and rich social connections so each person can flourish in their own right.

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We offer educational and recreational group programs for youth and adults with Down syndrome.

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We offer one to one educational and health services for people with Down syndrome and their families.

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Participants Needed

September 29, 2022

Danielle McKinney, Senior Teacher at the DSRF and a student in the Master of Education in Special Education program at Vancouver Island University, is recruiting Canadian teachers to participate in a research study exploring the use of UDL strategies to support students with Down syndrome in inclusive classrooms.

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Danielle McKinney, Senior Teacher at DSRF, is recruiting Canadian teachers to participate in a research study exploring the use of UDL strategies to support students with Down syndrome in inclusive classrooms. Details: https://t.co/VSEjfPlujw
#downsyndrome #research #inclusion

NOW PLAYING: On Season 6, Episode 4 of The LowDOWN: A Down Syndrome Podcast, Sarah Mann gives us the lowdown on Down syndrome and physiotherapy. Find The LowDOWN on your favourite podcast app or listen now at https://t.co/gJmPIKgNHp. 🎧
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Vancouver Financial Community Invests $178,000 in People with Down Syndrome at Up the Down Market. Thank you very much to our generous sponsors, table purchasers, donors, and volunteers for making a lasting investment in students with #DownSyndrome. (Winners: @GeorgeBellCon)