Down Syndrome Publications

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society prides itself in developing useful resources for the Down syndrome and disabilities community.

EDUCATION & RESOURCES / PUBLICATIONS

Down Syndrome Reading Materials

The CDSS team has developed a number of high-quality Down syndrome reading material for parents, educators, employers, advocates and those with Down syndrome.

CDSS publishes helpful brochures and educational magazines to inform stakeholders with specific interests

CDSS encourages efforts of teachers and schools to foster fully inclusive classrooms through a number of resources.

CDSS encourages efforts of teachers and schools to foster fully inclusive classrooms through a number of resources.

Packages

Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions

Are you a self-advocate or teenager with Down syndrome? This book is all about YOU! The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has made Mind and Body. It is a book that will help you learn about your body, relationships, growing up, and keeping yourself safe.

Note: Mind & Body: Answers To Your Questions will explore any questions about relationships, sexual health, safety, and growing up that people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities may have. The book was developed in consultation with various organizations and groups in the fields of sexual health and disabilities. Prior to purchasing, we recommend that all interested download the Table of Contents to find out more.

Download Mind & Body: Answers to Your Questions

Purchase a hard copy of Mind & Body: Answers to Your Questions

If you are an educator, see our curriculum guide to Mind & Body: Answers to Your Questions in our Teachers & Schools section.

Educator Package

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has put together this resource to assist educators and parents in their journey towards a fully inclusive classroom. If this is your first time working with a student with differing abilities, you are going to experience the satisfaction of teaching students with exceptionalities. If you have experience teaching a diverse group of students, this resource will offer tried and true practical tips and suggestions.

Download the Educator Package

Purchase a hard copy of the Educator Package

Visit the Teachers & Schools section for more resources for educators.

New Parent Package

The Canadian Down Syndrome Society has a New Parent Package available for new and expectant parents. This package, revamped in 2016, offers relevant information for parents and the exclusive book 21 Welcomes, which features personal stories from parents, siblings, grandparents, and people with Down syndrome.

Download the New Parent Package

Purchase a hard copy of the New Parent Package

Visit the New Parents section for more resources for new and expectant parents.

Employment Package

Information coming soon.

Download the Employment Package

Purchase a hard copy of the Employment Package

Visit the Employers section for more resources for employers.

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