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The FCDSN offers the following services and resources for members and professionals:

Our mission is to provide education, support, and opportunities to people who have Down syndrome, and their families, in the Greater Rochester area.

Resource Links

Finger Lakes DDRO Family Support Services Directory of Agencies

Finger Lakes DDRO Family Support Program Description of Services

Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs

Resource Directory for Children and Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs- SPANISH

FRONT DOOR OPWDD Access to Services Booklet

Educating Children with Down Syndrome Part 1

Educating Children with Down Syndrome Part 2

CSE and CPSE MEMBERSHIP

CSE & CPSE Team Structures

Parent Specific Guides to Special Education Ages 3-21 in NY
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/parentpubs.htm

Resources Available in New York State
https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0548/

Starbridge- Rochester- partner with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living. Find out more about: Education, Transition Planning, Employment, Service Coordination, Self-Directed Services & Supports, Home & Living Supports & Community Transformation
http://www.starbridgeinc.org/how-we-can-help

Boston Children’s Hospital Down Syndrome Program- Allen Crocker Speaker Series- An EXCELLENT series of videos on various topics of interest in regard to Down Syndrome
http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/down-syndrome-program/allen-c-crocker-speaker-series

National Down Syndrome Society

Down Syndrome Education International- USA (See & Learn- Speech Language and Literacy Program Birth-3; Numicon- Math Program; Reading and Language Intervention for Children ages 5-11; etc)
https://www.dseusa.org/en-us/

Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress

MDSC Education Manual- Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Down Syndrome- The MDSC’s long awaited manual, Meaningful Inclusion for Students with Down Syndrome – a Resource Guide for Elementary Educators is now available. The guide, a long-term project by the MDSC’s Education Task Force, provides a comprehensive look at the complex learning profile of students with Down syndrome, as well as providing information around best practices and educational considerations that are based upon research-proven best practices.
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Teaching Children with Down Syndrome to Read
Special Reads

Teaching Children with Down Syndrome to Read
Open Books- Open Doors

The Learning Program
Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County (free resources)

GemIIni
Speech Language and Reading Program via Video Modeling

Love and Learning
Reading Program Birth-3