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Kathleen Mayers, President of Caroline & Friends, as one of 2009's "Intriguing People of the Lowcountry" - Hilton Head Monthly, December 2009

Down Syndrome Movie "Deedah" filmed in Savannah, GA - press release, July 14, 2010

Buddy Camp Addresses the Needs of Children with Down Syndrome -, July 7, 2010

Local camp helps kids with Down syndrome -, August 2009

Camp Buddy Teaches Important Life Lessons - Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (Savannah and the Lowcountry) hosts Camp Buddy - August 7, 2009

Family Raising Down Syndrome Awareness - by Jaime Dailey on October 31, 2008 WTOC-TV

Just One Of The Guys: Player born with Down syndrome finds his place at Hilton Head High - by Sam McDowell in November 6, 2008 Beaufort Gazette -

Aledo HS Senior with Down Syndrome Crowned Homecoming Queen: Kristin Pass Treats Peers Like Royalty, Friends and Family Say– by Emily Freedman on October 14, 2008 ABCNews

Inaugural 2006 Hilton Head Island Buddy Walk – Caroline & Friends

University of Alabama News; article on families with children in Rise program

You Tube Video of local Matt Mason hugging Ted Purdy at the 2004 Heritage Golf Tournament

Clinics and Education

Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and Family Center
Jacksonville, FL

MUSC Children’s Hospital - Charleston, SC

MUSC Down Syndrome Center, Charleston, SC

The Rise School - Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and specializes in children with Down Syndrome; site index has several locations.

Advocacy Groups

NDSS homepage - National Down Syndrome Society: Comprehensive information source about Down syndrome

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society - Savannah, GA

Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

Down Syndrome Association of Houston

National Association for Down Syndrome
- Primarily in the Chicago area, but great resource page, useful links.

National Down Syndrome Congress - Mission is to create a national climate in which all persons will recognize and embrace the value and dignity of persons with Down syndrome.

Research and Publications

Down Syndrome: Health Issues

Down Syndrome Research Foundation and Resource Center - Dedicated to improving life for people with Down syndrome through research, education and services. -

Down Syndrome Quarterly - Interdisciplinary journal devoted to advancing the state of knowledge on Down syndrome and covering all areas of medical, behavioral, and social scientific research.

Stanford School of Medicine, Center for Research and Treatment of Down Syndrome

Products and Shopping

Hip Helpers: Hope Haven put these on Caroline and off she went.

S&S Worldwide: Great educational and PT toys- got Caroline’s beanbags there!

Super Duper: Fun, educational materials- another great site

Warner House-  HAP Caps

Woodbine House: Books on Disabilities for children and teens.

Great Book to explain Down Syndrome to young siblings.



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