Press Releases

3-21 FOUNDATION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
New Website Highlights Areas of Focus for the Foundation’s Work

Cambridge, MA, 6/12/15: The 3-21 Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, developed by cloud software technology leader, Body1. The new website highlights areas of focus for the foundation’s work in advancing innovations in education and cognition for people with Down syndrome. It will allow people in the Down syndrome community, both in New England and around the world, to stay connected with the foundation’s programs and services.

 

COGNITION SEED GRANT PROGRAM LAUNCHED TO FUND PROMISING NATURAL APPROACHES
Program to Accelerate Controlled Research on Products that Caregivers Can Use Immediately

Cambridge, MA, 2/10/15: Thanks to the generosity of a private family, the 3-21 Foundation has just launched a program which will evaluate investing seed grants of up to $10,000 each over the next few years. These Ignition Grants will focus on scientific, controlled testing of worthy natural approaches to enhance cognition for people with Down syndrome. The goal of this program is to support approaches that can be used immediately, versus the decades typically required for pharmaceutical approaches.

 

PRENATAL TESTING FOR FINDING & ABORTING A BABY WITH DOWN SYNDROME IS UNACCEPTABLE
3-21 Foundation Announces Official Position; Calls on other Down syndrome organizations to do the same. 

Cambridge, MA, 1/21/13:  By unanimous vote at its most recent Board meeting, the directors of The 3-21 Foundation, a Massachusetts-based non-profit foundation, adopted an official position in response to the unprecedented increase in prenatal testing for Down syndrome (Trisomy 21).  The 3-21 Foundation’s position is that “Prenatal testing for the intent of finding and aborting a baby with Down syndrome is unacceptable.”  The 3-21 Foundation also urges other Down syndrome organizations to publicly adopt a similar position.