There are a number of resources (most local) for individuals with Down syndrome, and their loved ones. If we missed one of your favourites please email us to let us know!
Roots 2 Wings – Providing youth and young adults living with a disability the opportunities to grow and develop skills to enhance their independence, social skills, and quality of life.
Children’s First Windsor – Partners with families and the community to provide individualized support for children (birth to 6 years) with developmental and/or mental health challenges, helping them reach their full potential through early identification, education, and clinical intervention.
Community Living – Dedicated to supporting people who have an intellectual disability and their families as they pursue possibilities, make choices and achieve the life they want. There are 2 branches here locally.
Up About Down – An organization of people committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
Family Respite – Works in partnership with families who have children with disabilities. We coordinate support and provide short breaks that strengthen families and contribute to children having meaningful lives in their community.
John McGivney Children’s Centre – Provides family-centered holistic care to the community, enriching the lives of children and youth with special needs by helping them reach their full potential.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society – Works to advocate for and support people with Down syndrome by providing information, resources, and assistance, for parents and families of children with Down syndrome, professionals, and self-advocates.
Group Hug Apparel – Andrew Banar, a local Windsorite and self advocate, owns his own t-shirt and apparel company, where he designs his own brand.
St. Clair College – Offers programs such as the Early Childhood Education, Concurrent Education and various other support staff diplomas. They also, work closely with our foundation to offer our Down syndrome community the “Off to College” Playgroup.
In Honour Of The Ones We Love – To raise awareness and ensure our community has access to the best medical treatments with state-of-the art facilities, specializing in enhancing cancer patient care.
Ruby’s Rainbow – Grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, helping them achieve their dreams of higher education while spreading awareness of their capabilities.
Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network – Supports parents who have recently received a diagnosis for their child or unborn baby by connecting them to other families touched by Down syndrome