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Camp PALS
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Camp PALS

Camp PALS is a weeklong overnight camp hosted at Universities all over the country for young adults with Down syndrome and their peers.

Camp Bournelyf
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Camp Bournelyf

Bournelyf Special Camp is a summer educational and recreational day camp in West Chester, PA, for youths with intellectual and related disabilities.

Great FEATS
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Great FEATS

An 8-10 week series designed for our adult population (18+) to discuss and learn a variety of topics.  Past sessions have included Money Management, Nutrition, Navigating Personal and Professional Relationships, and more.  Classes are offered and at EBS Healthcare and taught by their staff.

Neurodegeneration in Aging Down Syndrome: Research Study Needs Participants
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Neurodegeneration in Aging Down Syndrome: Research Study Needs Participants

The Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders and the Center for Excellence in Autism Research at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are conducting a study called “Neurodegeneration in Aging Down Syndrome.” They are recruiting adults with Down Syndrome (25 years and older) to participate, with the aim to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease with the hopes of...

Art Therapy Social Skills Groups at The Center on Central
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Art Therapy Social Skills Groups at The Center on Central

From the providers of the acclaimed CAMP 24 Creative Arts and Social Skills Summer Day Camp, The Center on Central in Paoli, PA is proud to announce two new Art Therapy Social Skills Groups! Each week, we will incorporate a social skills lesson into each art therapy group. We will start out by getting to know each other, noticing...

Down Syndrome Myths and Facts
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Down Syndrome Myths and Facts

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition in the United States, affecting approximately one in 700 babies. Despite its frequency in our population, many myths about Down syndrome persist. “Assumptions are changing and lessening with time,” says Dria Law, co-chair of Knowledge & Information for Individuals with Down Syndrome (KIIDS) in Bellmawr, NJ....

Westtown-Thornbury Elementary special education teacher honored with award
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Westtown-Thornbury Elementary special education teacher honored with award

West Chester >> Most teachers enter the education field to make a difference – and that is exactly what Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School special education teacher Lauren Gilliano does for her students. Because of her dedication, Gilliano was named the 2017 recipient of the Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group’s (CCDSIG) Community Partner Recognition Award. “I’m...

One Local Family Shares Their Journey With Down Syndrome
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One Local Family Shares Their Journey With Down Syndrome

In some ways, Emily Scott is a typical 20-year-old. She goes to school, lives with her parents, and works part time. “I do office work, like filing, putting things in alphabetical order and laminating,” she says. “It’s a wonderful experience for me.” Wonderful is a word that Scott uses a lot. Family, friends, co-workers, bowling,...

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