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Down Syndrome Resources:

Inclusion Resources: 

Educational Materials/Laws:

New Parent Resources:



Favorite Apps related to Down syndrome/Special Education:

  • iAdvocate
  • iWrite Letters
  • Special Words (modeled after the Learning Program Materials)  Presley uses this at school during her reading time
  • Voice Cards
  • Sentence Builder


  • - Ruby's Rainbow is a non-profit organization that grants post-secondary educational scholarships to adults with Down syndrome.
  • Down Syndrome Resources Online - this is a very inclusive list of many Down syndrome resources, both national and international. (Thanks to Ms. Burke's 8th grade class at Monument Charter School for sharing this site with me!)
  • http://www.stservic - Amazing video on how an individual with Down syndrome transformed the grocery store he worked at - MUST SEE!
  • - Awesome website with Down syndrome awareness apparel and other productsArticles - articles that I've come across and think are worth reading!
  • Buddy Walk
  • Down Home Ranch
  • Life is More Than Winning for Ourselves
  • Lives Worth Saving - Organization to assist people with disabilities and their families with getting on a donor transplant list.  It's amazing the discrimination that is out there when it comes to people with disabilities, including not placing a child on a transplant list because they have Down syndrome!
  • "Onward, Crispy Shoulders" - this is a book that a sister (Mary Perry) wrote about life in Alaska with her brother who had Down syndrome and their family - he was born in 1945.
  • Recommended Readings and Videos
  • - This is such an inspirational site - this is a "MUST SEE"
  • The Teachings of Jon - A wonderful and inspiring site - you gotta check this one out
  • Typical Friends - An article by Pat Alvarez of PATH

Ross Family Personal Links:

  • Dr. Robert C. Cowan - My OB/GYN that delivered Presley - he is a wonderful, caring doctor who I would HIGHLY recommend to anyone!
  • Pediatric Associates of Austin - Dr. Mirrop is Presley's pediatrician, whom we love!!!!
  • Sammy's House - this is where Presley went to school before elementary, and we were SO blessed to have found this wonderful place and director, Isabel Huerta!  I highly recommend it for kids 0-6 with AND without disabilities!
  • Team:Hoyt - one of the most inspiring TRUE stories about a father's love for his son - this may change your life!
  •  - Tim's youngest daughter Ruby has Down syndrome. As a financial planner, he helps families like his plan for their unique retirement needs.


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