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Down Syndrome

According to the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, "Research has shown that stimulation during early developmental stages improves the child's chances of developing to his or her fullest potential. Continuing education, positive public attitudes, and a stimulating home environment have also been found to promote the child's overall development."

"New parents who find themselves caring for children with special needs, from developmental delays to significant disabilities, often need support and services to help their children develop to their fullest potential. Children and their families need support so that they can grow, develop, learn and be as ready as possible for success with friends, in school, and in life. " Issues for Michigan's Children, March 2015

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Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast MI
The (DSG) is a non-profit parent led, community based support network designed to strengthen, empower and inform families and communities about people with Down syndrome.
Website: http://www.dsgsemi.org/
Capital Area Down Syndrome Association
"The CADSA mission is to provide resources, education, advocacy and community awareness for people with Down Syndrome and their families in mid-Michigan."
Website: http://www.cadsa.org
Down Syndrome Association of West Michigan
The mission of the is to provide support, resources and advocacy with the aim of increasing awareness and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and caregivers.
Website: http://www.dsawm.org
Families Exploring Down Syndrome
Families Exploring Down Syndrome (FEDS) wants you to see how people with Down syndrome and their families "shine on" and how we can all help make this a better world, not only for them, but for everyone. Take a moment to explore our site. It's full of Down syndrome-related information, resources, and of course, stars.
Website: http://www.familiesexploringdownsyndrome.org/
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