A poignant collection of personal stories by mothers describing the gifts that Down syndrome has brought into their lives. Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper  Foreword by Martha Sears, RN2008 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA): Gold Award
2008 Mom's Choice Awards: Silver Recipient, Special & Exceptional Needs
2008 Nautilus Award: Silver Winner, Memoir/Personal Growth

MILITARY RESOURCES
Exceptional Family Members Program 
(Available for separate branches Army, Marine Corps, & Navy) 


NATIONAL RESOURCES
National Down Syndrome Congress 
National Down Syndrome Society 
DS Health
Noah's Dad
Boston Children's Hospital - DS Program
Specs4Us


INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES
LOVE Junx, Japan
Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, Canada
Star Performers & Twinkle Star Dance Studios, Australia
International Mosaic Down Syndrome Assoc. 
International Down Syndrome Coalition
Global Down Syndrome Foundation

EARLY INTERVENTION
(Varies depending on where you live)
Early Intervention System, HI Dept of Health 
Hawaii Easter Seals 
United Cerebral Palsy 
Kapiolani Mobile Team

IMUA Family Services (Maui)



ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawai'i

Manawale'a Riding Center

Haku Baldwin Center (Maui)

Maui Youth Ranch (Maui)

Sounding Joy Music Therapy

Sprouts Therapy

Sounds of Success 



RECREATION
Special Olympics Hawai'i    
Special Olympics Hawai'i - Young Athletes
Access Surf
Surfer's Healing

Hawaii Adaptive Paddling Association

YMCA Assisted Swimming
AYSO VIP Soccer

Pony Baseball - Champions League

Na Maka O Pu'uwai Aloha - Special Ladies Hula

Heartbeat - 24-VII Danceforce

Guess Xpress



LEARNING & EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Keiki O Ka 'Aina - Parent Participation Program
HCAP - Head Start
Hawaii Dept. of Education - Special Education

Brain Gym International - Hawai'i

Sounds of Success Preschool & Learning Center


Community Children's Council (CCC) 

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)


ADULT RESOURCES
The ARC in Hawai'i
Abilities Unlimited
Aloha Independent Living
Comprehensive Service Center
Special Education Center Of Hawaii (SECOH)

Easter Seals Hawai'i



FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
Special Needs Trusts & Planning - Law Offices of Stephen B. Yim
Assistive Technology Resource Centers of Hawai'i (ATRC)

Hands & Voices Hawai'i

Hawai'i & Pacific Deaf-Blind Project

Assistance Dogs of Hawai'i

Best Buddies

HUGS

Kardiac Kids

Side By Side Ministry

K.E.L.I.I. Foundation

Make A Wish Hawai'i

Shriner's Hospital



RESOURCE HUBS

Special Parent Information Network (SPIN)

Never Quit Dreaming

Hilopa'a

PATCH

Aloha United Way 211



AUTISM SERVICES

Autism Foundation of Hawai'i

Autism Society of Hawai'i

'Imi Ola Autism Services

Autism Bridges Maui (Maui)

Malama Pono Autism Center

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)



ADVOCACY & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Leadership in Disabilities & Achievement of Hawai'i (LDAH)
Hawai'i Disability Rights Center (HDRC)
Legal Aide Society of Hawai'i



FACEBOOK GROUPS

Recommended Books

Comedian, singer, actor and pastor Dan Kulp may be best known as the lead singer for the popular rock band, The Dig Project, but he is making some serious waves in the literary world with the release of his first book, the alternately humorous, poignant and profound Confounding The Wise from WordCrafts Press.

Kulp is brother to four siblings who have Down syndrome, three of whom were adopted. He and his wife Elizabeth are the proud parents of three adopted children, two from China and one from Ukraine, who have special needs--including one with the extra chromosome "We have been told that our son Simon is the first child adopted out of China to the U.S. who has Down syndrome," Kulp says. During the 1970s, PBS and Newsweek Magazine did feature stories on the Kulp Family which aired internationally.

resources

Down Syndrome: What You CAN Do is designed to give parents, friends, families, and professionals accurate and up-to-date information about Down syndrome. Information in the book is written by doctors, parents, professionals & individuals with Down syndrome. This book is written with the idea that many families would have benefited from a book like this when their child was diagnosed with Down syndrome.
By Qadoshyah Fish

A great online resources to buy books about Down Syndrome is at the Woodbine House website.  It has every book you may be looking for. The button will take you directly to their website! Happy shopping!

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