Resources

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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

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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)

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 

Good Reads

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Gifts

A poignant collection of personal stories by mothers describing the gifts that Down syndrome has brought into their lives. 

2008 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 

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Gifts 2

Like the previous book, Gifts 2 helps us see that the hopes and dreams family and friends have for a child with Down syndrome are similar to the ones we have for any child. 

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I CAN, CAN YOU?

 I CAN, CAN YOU? is the perfect book for parents and children to enjoy together. As your child sits on your lap and you read to him, he'll see other children with Down syndrome modeling some things he can do and some which he will soon do. Reinforce your child's abilities and encourage the possibilities. 

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an uncomplicated life

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his daughter with Down syndrome whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own.  

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Life as we know it

When Jamie Bérubé was born with Down syndrome in 1991, he was immediately subject to the medical procedures, insurance guidelines, policies, and representations that surround every child our society designates as disabled. 

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The Parents Guide to Down Syndrome

As a parent of a child diagnosed with Down syndrome, you may be feeling unsure of what to do next or where your child's journey will take you. In this book, authors Jen Jacob and Mardra Sikora share their experiences and guide you through life with Ds with expert advice from diagnosis to adulthood.  

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