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Disability Awareness Toolkit

Courtesy of the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware

Below is a list of resources that we recommend to educators as teaching tools. The list includes a variety of lesson plans, videos and reading materials for a variety of age groups.

What is Down syndrome Video: This 5 minute video gives a great synopsis of Down syndrome. What it means when someone has it, differences and similarities you may notice. It is appropriate for anyone from grade school children to adults!

Information about Down syndrome Video: Maddex and his mom share information about Down syndrome!

World Down Syndrome Day Video: Maddex and his mom explain the importance of World Down syndrome Day and Rock Your Socks!

Lesson Plans by Grade: These lesson plans were created by a local mom of a child with Down syndrome who is also a teacher. These lesson plans are available for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades. This is a useful resource for teaching elementary students about Down syndrome, friendship, and acceptance. Note: There is a small fee of $7.50 for these materials.

Inclusion is Belonging Video: A short and sweet video (about a minute and a half) that talks about inclusion.

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