Links of Interest

Down syndrome

  • www.ndsccenter.org

    National Down Syndrome Congress.  The oldest support organization for those with family members with Down syndrome.  On their website, you will find interesting information as well as great stories from self-advocates.  Each year, the NDSC hosts a national Down syndrome conference.

  • www.ndss.org 

    National Down Syndrome Society.  Most famous for creating the Buddy Walk, this organization's website has a variety of great articles, facts about Down syndrome, and resources for those interested in learning more about Down syndrome.

          The Global Down Syndrome Foundation provides fundraising, education, awareness and government advocacy for the Linda Crnic                 Institute for Down Syndrome.

  • www.dsagc.com

    Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnatti.  Not only a wonderfully organized and well-respected organization, but also involved in aiding in the adoption of children with Down syndrome.

  • www.downsyndromedallas.org

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas.  Great programs and opportunities for education regarding Down syndrome can be found online at the guild's site.


        If you have just received a confirmed or suspected diagnosis, you may be feeling very afraid, alone, and overwhelmed. This       website offers information that can help.

Autism

Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and 
treatments foautism, as well as advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
An index of online information and resources on autism and asperger's syndrome. In addition to the list of links, the site has a FAQ
memo and a bibliography
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This site allows users to print visual aids that can directly help with communication. Website also has lessons for children of all ages.
Help and hope for families--The National Autism Association serves the most urgent needs of the Autism Community.

Education

  • www.tea.state.tx.us

    Texas Education Agency.

  • www.partnerstx.org

    Partners Resource Network.  Parent-training initiative with regional directors and an abundant amount of information for parents of children with disabilities. 

  • www.starfall.com

    Starfall.  Free reading website...check it out!!!

  • www.ereadingpro.com 

    Out of the Box.  Reading program developed specially for children with Down syndrome

  • www.reg8.net

    Region VIII Education Service Center.  Available resources for parents as well as teachers.  Check their calendar for workshops that might benefit you.

    http://www.coolmath4kids.com

    Educational site that is kid safe and family friendly.

Other Sites

Family to Family Network.  Information and referral, education and support.  Based in Texas.

Texas Project First.  A project of TEA, its mission is to provide accurate and consistent information to parents with children with disabilities.  A great resource to check out.

  Free For Everyone. All residents are eligible to get pharmacy discounts through this program. The program can be used to   supplement most health insurance plans including Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and High Deductible Plans. It can also be used as   a Medicare Part D supplement by providing discounts on non-covered drugs.

 


Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit support organization serving northeast Texas, southwest Arkansas and southeast Oklahoma.

Phone: 903.783.1922                                            info@rrvdss.org                                           Fax: 903.783.1277

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