DSACO lists various research study opportunities to make members aware of some of the research being completed regarding Down syndrome. Please note DSACO cannot endorse any studies and encourages members to be smart consumers when choosing to participate in any research study.
Here are some great sites that will help to keep you up to date with what is happening in Down syndrome Research.
Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Stanford University Down Syndrome Research Center
Down Syndrome Research Foundation
National Down Syndrome Congress
National Down Syndrome Society
John Hopkins University of Medicine
The University of Arizona Down Syndrome Research group
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
University of Colorado. Denver School of Medicine http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/institutes/lindacrnic/Pages/lindacrnic.aspx/
The Ohio State University
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Cognitive Development in Young Children with Down Syndrome: Developmental Strengths, Developmental Weaknesses
After years of research, sadly, stereotypes of children with Down syndrome still exist. Like any child, the boy or girl with Down syndrome has both developmental strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, their individual abilities and skills must be looked at individually--not as a group. Below is a link to an article that addresses this topic in more depth. Please take a few minutes to read this very important article entitled: "Cognitive Development in Young Children with Down Syndrome: Developmental Strengths, Developmental Weaknesses."