From the Cambridge Chronicle: March 8, 2013 – The Federation for Children with Special Needs announced that Julie Messina of Cambridge has been awarded the Community Partnership Award for her exemplary work as founder of the Learning Program Boston. Messina, the parent of a child with Down syndrome, started the Learning Program Boston (LPB), an organization […]

From Down Syndrome Education International

Most people with Down syndrome find it difficult to speak clearly enough to always be understood by everyone around them. These communication difficulties can present obstacles to learning, friendships, employment and independence. Research has begun to explore the nature of these speech difficulties and to inform therapies. More research is need to explore effective interventions.

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From National Disability Institute

On Dec. 16, 2014, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. In recognition of this unprecedented legislation, NDI has created a list of 10 items about ABLE accounts that individuals with disabilities and their families should know.

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From Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC): Maureen Blazejewski has spent an entire career working in the field of special needs, including over the last four years as Lead Special Educator for the Learning Program, Boston, an early literacy and numeracy program for children with Down syndrome serving the Greater Boston area. According to the four […]