Open a box of crayons and look inside. What are you likely to see? Colours, a wonderful array of colours! There may be a few blues but each one is unique and needed to create a masterpiece. Take out the blue and no more sky! Now, go one step further and add in a few special crayons. Perhaps one that will draw rainbows or swirls or maybe one that only draws smiles! Would you want a box like that? For me, the answer is a resounding "Yes!" This module has been adapted from the document Educator Package: A Guide to Inclusive Education for Children with Down syndrome.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy and education about Down syndrome. The CDSS supports self-advocates, parents and families through all stages of life. Their mission is empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families. We raise awareness and provide information on Down syndrome through the prenatal, early childhood, school years, adulthood, and retirement stages of life.