Missoula Buddy Walk

National Down Syndrome Society



Local Organizations:

Child Development Center, T-214 Ft. Missoula Rd., Missoula, Montana 59804. Phone: 406-549-6413. Web: www.childdevcenter.org

Nurturing Center, Inc. 146 3rd Ave West, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Phone: 406-756-1414

PLUK Parents Let's Unite for Kids.

TRIC/PLUK Library, Billings, Montana. Phone: 1-800-222-7585.

National Organizations:

National Buddy Walk, buddywalk.org National Down Syndrome Society - 25th Anniversary

National Down Syndrome Syndrome Society (NDSS)
666 Broadway
New York NY 10012
Phone: 1-800-221-4602
Web: ndss.org

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
3300 East First Ave. Suite 390
Denver, CO, 80206
Phone: 303.321.6277
Web: globaldownsyndrome.org
Email: info@globaldownsyndrome.org

National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
7000 Peachtree-Dunwoody Rd. NE, Building 5 Suite 100
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: 1-800-232-ndsc
E-mail: ndsccenter@aol.com

Recommended Reading and Videos:

Please Note: You can order the following items from Band of Angels Press (bandofangels.com) or Woodbine House (woodbinehouse.com).

Reference Books:

Road Map to Holland: How I Found My Way Through My Son's First Two Years with Down Syndrome (NAL/Penguin 2008) (by Jennifer Graf Groneberg)
Babies With Down Syndrome, A New Parent's Guide (by Karen Stray-Gundersen)
A Parent's Guide to Down Syndrome, Toward a Brighter Future (by Siegfried M. Pueschel, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.)
Medical and Surgical Care for Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents (Edited by D.C. Van Dyke, M.D., Philip Mattheis, M.D., Susan Schoon Eberly, M.A., and Janet Williams, R.N., Ph.D.)
Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents (by Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP)
Classroom Language Skills for Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Teachers (by Libby Kumin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP)
Fine Motor Skills in Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals (by Maryanne Bruni, BSc OT(C))
Gross Motor Skill in Children with Down Syndrome, A Guide for Parents and Professionals (by Patricia C. Winders, P.T.)

For Young Children/Siblings:

We'll Paint the Octopus Red (by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen)
Views from Our Shoes, Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs

Books for encouragement:

Common Threads, Celebrating Life with Down Syndrome (by Cynthia S. Kidder and Brian Skotko)
Angel Behind the Rocking Chair (by Pam Vredevelt)
Angel Unaware (by Dale Evans)

Recommended Books for grief and healing:

The God I Love (by Joni Eareckson-Tada)
A Special Kind of Love (by Susan Titus Osborn, Janet Lynn Mitchell)
Tear Soup (by Pat Schweibert)
A Mother's Grief Observed (by Rebecca Faber)
A Grace Disguised (by Gerald L. Sittser)

Recommended Videos:

Gifts of Love - 25 minutes (You can borrow from Pluk library)
Your Baby Has Down Syndrome (You can borrow from Pluk library)
A Promising Future Together - A guide for new parents of children with Down Syndrome (from NDSS)

Video for children:

Snoodle Tales (by Veggie Tales)


Down Syndrome - The First 18 Months (by Will Schermerhorn)

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