Down Syndrome Education

What are their rights??

By: Gail Karimi, Janurary 2016, Period 3

Down Syndrome Students Introduction

Through out the years rights for Down Syndrome Students have gotten more laws that have passed and students with Down Syndrome. Now Down Syndrome students can go into regular classes all other ordinary students are, instead of having special classes with peer educators. How can I create a presentation that will educate people on students rights with Down Syndrome? I chose this topic because I wanted to learn about educational rights for students with Down Syndrome.

How schools help students with down syndrome

Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic disorders so many schools have to support students with Down Syndrome with the resources they need. Many schools provide assistants to help the students with their work and some schools don't. However, the schools that don't provide the assistants they accept the parents to get the assistant for their child. Some schools also let the students learn in different grade levels curriculum for their weaknesses and strengths. Over all schools provide at least a few things to help students with Down Syndrome.

How we can help

Did you know people with down syndrome have an extra chromosome? There are many ways you can help students with Down Syndrome or really any special needs student. Ways you can help students with Down Syndrome is by just being friendly, it may not sound hard but many "regular" students bull students with Down Syndrome. Another way you can help students with Down Syndrome is by standing up for them if you ever see them being bullied. This quote comes from Yvone Pierre in her memoir called The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir. “When you focus on someone's disability you'll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.”

Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir

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Citations

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Gobel, Ashley, ed. “Sonoma Education.” Down Syndrome Students and their School Placement. N.p., 1 Nov. 2010. Web. 14 Jan. 2016. <https://www.sonoma.edu/users/p/pollack/edu420/Down%20Syndrome_AGobel.pdf>.

“Inclusion in Education.” Down Syndrome Education International. N.p., 12 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Jan. 2016. <http://www.dseinternational.org/en-us/>.

“Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).” National Down Syndrome Society. National Down Syndrome Society, 9 July 2014. Web. 13 Jan. 2016. <http://www.ndss.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Agenda/Improving-Education-Opportunities-for-People-with-Down-Syndrome/Individuals-with-Disabilities-Education-Act-IDEA/>.

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