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1 Down-Syndrom Österreich Umbrella Organization for all Austrian DS Support Groups

2 Facts: Foundation: 2001 Members: we work for 25 support-groups, with different numbers of members Office Vienna: Mag. Maria Grossauer marketing and press relations, event-organisation in Vienna project planning Office Innsbruck: Sylvia Andrich administration, members, seminar organisation, website processing

3 Intention  presentation, promotion and support of interests of individuals with Down Syndrome  dismantling of prejudices against individualswith Down Syndrome  improvement of inclusion in schools, social and professional life

4 Down Syndrome Competence Centre „Leben Lachen Lernen„ (live laugh learn) Leoben, Styria Pedagogic Development DiagnosticPedagogic Development Diagnostic and Learning Curriculaand Learning Curricula The heart work at the Down Syndrome Centre „Live Laugh Learn“ is the pedagogic development diagnostic for individuals with Down Syndrome from childhood to adulthood. At the parents request we draw up a teaching curriculum that summarizes both our comprehensive findings and observations from the diagnostic session and the suggested teaching curricula resulting from same.

5 Down Syndrome Health Care Center Rudolfsstiftung, Vienna Experts on medicine, psychology and social work provide advice and support to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. The Down Syndrome Health Care Center attends individuals with Down Syndrome from pregnancy and birth through childhood and puberty to seniority.

6 National Conference in Salzburg Triennially DSÖ organizes a congress for about 500 guests in Salzburg. The programm offers workshops and lectures for parents, therapists, educators and young individuals with Down Syndrome. For three days the conference center ist filled with good vibrations, laughter and positive energy.

7 Projects: Newborn-Infobox: A special present for parents in expectation of a baby with Down Syndrome. Distribution of the information package is managed by Medical Centers. Schoolbox: This box contains books and brochures about educating and handling children with Down Syndrome. It includes information about pedagocial and learning methodologies for reading, writing and calculation.

8 Publications : „Leben Lachen Lernen“ („Live, Laugh, Learn“) is a regular journal that comes out three times a year. The journal is edited by the DS-Centre in Leoben and contains information about new therapies and learning methods, medical and scientific knowledge. An important part of the journal are experience reports by parents and therapists. We also offer flyers and a video „Geboren mit Down Syndrom“ about Trisomie 21 and a video and books about the calculateion-methode: „Yes, we can“


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