Inclusion and education for children with Down syndrome in a classroom setting is important and necessary for children with disabilities to grow cognitively and socially. However, an additional learning experience is beneficial to facilitate the lessons learned in school. DSACO offers this learning experience through our new computer lab and learning center.
Through a generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, DSACO provides a more personal educational experience with new HP, touch-screen computers and numerous software programs such as ABCmouse, TouchMath and edHelper. Each program was chosen to enhance the learning process for children with Down syndrome outside of the classroom. For example, ABCmouse seeks to “build a strong foundation for future academic success by providing a comprehensive and engaging online curriculum.” This program also tracks the individual progress of each user.
In addition, DSACO offers various classroom materials such as books, math and handwriting worksheets, phonic cards, educational games and additional manual program tools used alongside the computer. This equipment is here to expand the learning experience of our children and provide them every opportunity available.
We want to provide every child and parent with equal opportunity to achieve personal and academic goals. Therefore, learning center is a free service available to individuals with Down syndrome of all ages.
Monday and Wednesday - 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (office will close if no one arrives at the lab by 6 p.m.)
Friday - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.