Education

 
Education is important to everyone. It is how we advance in our society. And just like a typical person a person with Down Syndrome desires to learn. This set of fora is meant to deal with questions and issues about education that we might face that are unique to our loved ones with Down Syndrome.
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Preschool as we use it here means a learning facility before the defined starting age of public school in our locality. This can cover day care but usually has a more structured learning environment that you find in a day care facility. This forum is to cover issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome in a preschool setting.
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Elementary education as used here usually means Kindergarten through Grade 6. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the Elementary setting as it is defined in your locality.
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Junior High education as used here usually means Grade 7 through Grade 9. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. It may also be called Middle School in some localities which is also fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the Junior High setting as it is defined in your locality.
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High School education as used here usually means Grade 10 through Grade 12. Some localities though may define it differently which is fine. This forum is to be used do discuss issues and questions that are unique to Down Syndrome people in the High School setting as it is defined in your locality.
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Colleges, Universities and other schools of higher learning are always on a parents mind. The typical schools beyond High School are usually not equipped to service our children with Down Syndrome but there are some that are and some that deal only with those that have delayed mental ability. This forum is to be used to help answer questions and issues that are unique to people with Down Syndrome in striving to continue education beyond High School.
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