An invaluable tool for parents looking to talk about Down syndrome with their children. The book describes, in easy-to-understand language and with sensitivity, some of the challenges baby Tessa’s special “code” might bring, while never losing focus on the message that a family’s love is the same for everyone. Ages 7-11
Author Teresa Unnerstall gives readers a deep dive into her life and the complexities that families face while raising her son, Nick, who was diagnosed with both autism and down syndrome in this hybrid book that is a bit of a memoir mixed with valuable lessons. Teresa provides guidance and hope steeped in more than… More A New Course: A Mother’s Journey Navigating Down Syndrome and Autism
On entering a room of golden shells, you might first notice how alike the shells are–their sameness of color, for instance–but soon you see the myriad variations in shape, texture, and size. Similarly, the artists represented in this volume share a common attribute–Down syndrome–yet their works of visual art and creative writing are as distinct… More A Room of Golden Shells: 100 Works by Artists and Writers with Down Syndrome
An alphabet book – each page has a photo of a child with Down syndrome with an object which starts with a corresponding letter of the alphabet.
This board book shows young kids with Down syndrome enjoying themselves with a veritable menagerie of animal friends — goats, dogs, cats, horses, fish, ducks, and more! Readers will smile as they see children hugging, petting, tickling, riding, and feeding these furry, feathery, and scaly creatures. It is an opportunity to learn and practice action… More Animal Fun for Everyone
When beloved University of Alabama football coach Gene Stallings’s son was born with Down syndrome and a serious heart defect, doctors predicted he wouldn’t live to see his first birthday and urged Coach Stallings and his wife to institutionalize him. But for Gene and Ruth Ann that was not an option. Johnny quickly won the… More Another Season, A Coaches Story Of Raising An Exceptional Son
This trustworthy guide, first published in 1985, is completely revised and updated in a third edition. Covering the best practices for raising and caring for children with Down syndrome through age five, this book is invaluable to new parents who have welcomed a baby with Down syndrome into their lives. This new edition incorporates the… More Babies With Down Syndrome: A New Parents Guide (Third Edition)
A heartwarming story of budding friendship between Eddie Lee and Christy. Initially Christy and Jimbud don’t want him to follow along, but it is Eddie Lee who finds the frog’s eggs and pond lilies, and is a friend to Christy.
“Poof! Then magic happened, from light inside my heart. They loved me and I learned, I am capable, kind and smart!” How do we inspire our children to know all the ways they can shine in this world, simply by being who they are? BE YOU TIFUL LOVE, SOFIA is the true story of Sofia… More Be You Tiful Love, Sofia
Beginning on the day Sarah is born and ending when she is a young adult living in a group home, Beautiful Eyes is the story of a father’s journey toward acceptance of a child who is different. In a voice that is unflinchingly honest and unerringly compassionate, Austin chronicles his life with his daughter: watching… More Beautiful Eyes: A Father Transformed
Description in English of the Spanish Edition… Babies with Down Syndrome, the trustworthy guide which has benefited thousands of families since it was first published in 1985, is completely revised and updated in a new, third edition. Covering the best practices for raising and caring for children with Down syndrome through age five, this book… More Bebes con sindrome de Down: Nueva Guia para padres
Shows children that it’s okay for people to be different and do things in different ways.
Dustin a boy with Down syndrome helps his parents and grandparents get ready for the birth of his baby sister and chooses the perfect name for her.
Buddy, who is five, has Down Syndrome, and is in need of a friend all his own, saves his money and buys a puppy. Pre-K-3.
Shannon, who has been delighted that her parents are finally going to have a longed-for second child, is horrified when her new brother turns out to have Down syndrome. Like most kids, Shannon wants to blend in and have a family that is considered normal. She is torn between delight and fury at how the… More Camp Outlook
Diane Craver gives uplifting tips and advice to help parents through the early months of this stressful time. She writes from the perspective of her own experience as the mother of two children with special needs.
When four-year-old Molly, who has Down syndrome learns to talk with her hands, she suffers fewer frustrations by being able to ask for what she wants.
This DVD offers practical advice, examples, and expertise for parents and professionals as they help children with Down syndrome from infancy to age seven become the best talkers they can be. It covers the what, when, and how of speech development, including: Communication Milestones; Encouraging Speech; Making Speech Understandable ; Building Vocabulary & Grammar; Connection… More Discovery: Pathways to Better Speech For Children with Down Syndrome
This DVD is filled with adorable images of babies with Down syndrome, inspiring stories of parents, and practical information from the leading Down syndrome experts. It is a reassuring and realistic introduction to the unique joys and challenges that children with Down syndrome bring to their families during the critical first 18 to 24 months… More Down Syndrome: The First 18 Months
Providing a comprehensive survey of the clinical, educational, developmental, psychosocial, and transitional issues relevant to people with Down syndrome, this book addresses the needs of family members, caregivers, and professionals alike. Edited in association with the National Down Syndrome Society, this up-to-date treatment incorporates the newest developments concerning sexuality, inclusion, transition into adulthood, and legislation,… More Down Syndrome: Visions For The 21st Century