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Down Syndrome Awareness Lessons

Down Syndrome Awareness Lessons

Part of our mission is to provide education to the community about Down syndrome and inclusion.  

To do this we have:

1. Developed lesson plans and kits with the needed materials to teach a lesson on Down syndrome to students in preschool all the way through high school.

     Each lesson consists of sharing information about Down syndrome and then having the students participate in simulation activities that help the students to see what it feels like to have Down syndrome.  In the simulations the students:

  • Write with an oven mitt on their hand to help demonstrate fine motor challenges
  • Put cotton balls in their ears to demonstrate hearing loss
  • Talk with marshmallows in their mouths to demonstrate speech difficulties​

2. Developed a few different presentations that we can come and share with any staff, business, community organization that would like to learn about Down syndrome and inclusion. We can tailor our presentation to your needs.  We have presentations as short as 15 minutes or as long as 75 minutes.

 If you are interested in:

  • Checking out a kit (with the lesson plan and materials) to teach a group of students about Down syndrome
  • Having a member of our organization come in your child's classroom (or your own classroom) to teach students about Down syndrome
  • Having a member of our board present to your staff, business, community organization
  • Or want to donate money or supplies for the kits used to teach the lessons

Then please send us a message through our contact us page. We will get back to you once we get your message!  Thank you! 

  • Dash for DS
    Dash for DS
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    EIDS Hand