Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Facts

Down Syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, occurs when a person has three copies of the 21st chromosome (rather than just two copies).

Approximately 1 in 700 babies born will have Down Syndrome, making it the most common chromosomal condition.

Babies with Down Syndrome have low muscle tone and it often takes them longer to walk, talk and eat the same foods as other children.

Children with Down Syndrome want to be treated like everyone else. They can laugh, love, and enjoy life just like their peers. They work extra hard and get it in their own timing.

People with Down Syndrome can get married, go to college, have jobs and be productive, contributing members of society!

“If you spend any amount of time with a child with Down Syndrome, you will quickly fall in love with their joyful spirit, determination and tenacity for life! I have never met a child with Down Syndrome that I didn’t fall in love with and who didn’t teach me something about living life to the fullest!”

- Brittany Gartner PT, DPT

Resources & Stories

Read about our students stories and the solutions we’ve found to help them.

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Social Story on Wearing Masks
Social Story on Wearing Masks

July 8, 2020speech-therapylanguage social-story special-needs speech therapy
How to Write a Social Story
How to Write a Social Story

July 8, 2020speech-therapylanguage social-story special-needs speech therapy
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun
10 Ways to Make Tummy Time More Fun

July 1, 2020physical-therapy
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources
Curriculum Guides and Additional Resources

June 12, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Sunday School
Sunday School

Our HTHS Sunday School curriculum is a compilation of our full curriculum into a Sunday School format by …

May 12, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Creation
Creation

“Creation,” is book one of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart, and Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Zacchaeus
Zacchaeus

“Zacchaeus,” is book two of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Joseph
Joseph

“Joseph,” is book three of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Christmas
Christmas

“Christmas,” is book four of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Abraham
Abraham

“Abraham,” is book five of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 29, 2020bible-based-curriculum
David & Jonathan
David & Jonathan

“David & Jonathan,” is book six of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Daniel
Daniel

“Daniel,” is book seven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Easter
Easter

“Easter,” is book eight of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Moses
Moses

“Moses,” is book nine of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 24, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jonah
Jonah

“Jonah,” is book ten of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 21, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus & His Disciples
Jesus & His Disciples

“Jesus & His Disciples,” is book eleven of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart and Soul Bible-Based …

April 21, 2020bible-based-curriculum
Jesus Our Teacher
Jesus Our Teacher

“Jesus Our Teacher,” is book twelve of twelve in our Head to Toe, Heart & Soul Bible-Based …

April 20, 2020bible-based-curriculum
How to make a slant board
How to Make a Slant Board

December 5, 2019occupational-therapyassistive-technology
Special Needs Classroom
How to Make Picture Prompts

December 5, 2019down-syndrome diagnosis
DIY Sensory Play Wall
DIY Sensory Play Wall

December 5, 2019sensory-processing diagnosis
Cortical visual impairment activity
How to Introduce Objects to Children with CVI

December 5, 2019cortical-vision-impairment diagnosis
Communicating with a non-verbal child
Communicating with a Non-Verbal Child

December 5, 2019speech-therapy
Classroom for Children with Special Needs
Preparing Little Hands to Write

November 22, 2019occupational-therapy

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