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Down Syndrome Schools

Today, there are many schools that support children with Down Syndrome. Many Down Syndrome children now attend mainstream playgroups, preschools, childcare, kindergartens and schools. Schools like those listed below offer specialized education for children with Down syndrome.

Understanding Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is associated with impairment of cognitive ability and physical growth, and a particular set of facial characteristics. Individuals with this disorder usually have diminished intellectual abilities and mild to moderate disabilities. Until comparatively recently, children with Down syndrome were considered 'ineducable'. The majority of children with Down syndrome have only gained access to education within the last 30 years.

As observed and studied, children with Down Syndrome can usually do most things that a normal child can do, though some of them may do so later than other children. Early intervention programs, beginning in infancy, help affected children achieve their individual potential. Since many children with Down syndrome will usually take longer to learn new things, special programs may help them learn better. Children with Down syndrome benefit from living with their family and interacting with other children. Certain activities that develop learning, language, gross and fine motor, socialization and self-help skills benefit these children. On-site day care and sibling programs promote inclusion.

Early intervention, a good home environment and sound medical care can help a person with Down syndrome immensely. Social isolation and educational deficiency will have a negative effect on any child's development, including a child with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome schools concentrate on inclusion, building self-esteem, and intellectual exercises. In addition, speech therapy and behavior management therapy is also included.


List of Down's Syndrome Support

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Magnificent Minds

47 Glenbrook Ave, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 2L7
Magnificent Minds caters to learners whose needs are not being met in larger school environments, pursuing academic excellence, and individual greatness.
Traditional / Academic,
$2,000 to $21,000
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Shoore Centre for Learning

801 Eglinton Avenue West, #201, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1E3
Shoore Centre for Learning is a special-needs private school that offers programs from grades seven to 12 in Toronto. Its average class size is six students.
Special Needs, Alternative
$24,000 to $30,000
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Glen Eden Multimodal Centre

#190 - 13151 Vanier Place, Richmond, British Columbia, V6V 2J1
Our goal is to successfully treat, as well as teach, children and adolescents who, because of complex combinations of medical, psychiatric, and developmental problems are not functioning well in school based programs.
Special Needs, Gifted
Cost varies
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Aspiration Academy

60 Riviera Drive, Markham, Ontario, L4E5B4
Aspiration Academy provides a programme which combines the content and objectives of the Ontario Curriculum with the methodology of Precision Teaching-based teaching. Pre-K, Kindergarten, to School-Age.
Traditional / Academic, Gifted
$6,000 to $18,000
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Kohai Educational Centre

41 Roehampton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 1P9
Kohai Educational Centre is a special needs private school that offers programs from pre-school to grade 12 and higher in Toronto. Its average class size is two to six students.
Special Needs
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Missing Links Academy

2317 Fairview St Suite 500 & 501, Burlington , Ontario, L7R 2E3
Missing Links Academy incorporates clinically proven ABA methodologies, combined with Ministry of Ontario curriculum. Contact us to discover why Missing Links is the "Missing Link" to autism.
Alternative, Special Needs
$24,500 to $38,500
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FTW and Bright Start Academy

2950 Keele Street Suite 102 and 202, North York, Ontario, M3M 2H2
Finding the Way, a special needs school in North York, focuses on helping children with autism and learning differences, from PS to grade 8.
Special Needs, Alternative
$6,000 to $22,000
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Bright Scholars Academy Inc.

24 Falconer Drive, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 1B1
We have created a prepared environment for the success of children ages 18 months to 5 1/2 years old with Full-Day, Half-Day, & Part-Time programs to meet the needs of families in Mississauga.
$3,000 to $12,000
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Guildwood Village Montessori School
O/A Montessori Village and Education Centre

297 Old Kingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1C 1B4
Guildwood Village Montessori SchoolO/A Montessori Village and Education Centre is a montessori school in Scarborough. It offers programs for pre-kintergraten to grade eight.
Montessori, Alternative
$4,700 to $8,500
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