IDEAL Program

Two-year, non-residential certificate program that is designed to encourage and support students with ID/DD to experience college as their peers do. Students between the ages of 18-26 who have completed high school and have a documented intellectual or developmental disability (ID/DD) are encouraged to apply.

Individualized Education Account Program

The Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students with disabilities. The IEA Program gives parents and students access to public education funds to use on certain types of approved educational expenses that best meet their own unique needs.

Inclusive Schooling

Inclusive Schooling is an engaging community for educators, administrators and parents who seek to create more inclusive schools.

National PLACE

Empowering families and family-led organizations to advocate for enhanced, meaningful parent involvement and leadership in all policy decision-making that impacts services for children and families

NDSS Educational Webinars

Educational webinars for anyone who is interested in learning more about Down syndrome and related topics, such as health, education, research and family life

NDSS Inclusion Brochure

Information on educating students with Down syndrome with their non-disabled peers. 

Next Steps at Vanderbilt University

Comprehensive  transition program designated by the U.S. Department of Education, based out of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

Paula Kluth Special Education Blog

Promotes inclusive schooling and exploring positive ways of supporting students with disabilities.

People with Down syndrome never stop learning

A new study on development of functional skills based on age as published in The Harvard Gazette found “Contrary to some public beliefs, people with Down syndrome never stop learning, and functional skills can still be attained and improved well into adulthood.”—Brian Skotko

Ruby's Rainbow

Dedicated to the higher educational needs of adults with Down syndrome. Our goal and mission at Ruby’s Rainbow is to grant scholarships to adults with Down syndrome who are seeking post-secondary education, enrichment or vocational classes, and help them achieve their dreams of higher education, while spreading awareness of their capabilities and general awesomeness.