Links and Reading List

Links and Reading List

Web Links

     ** Indicate resources recommended by CIDSO members.

National Organizations

State of Illinois- Mclean County

McLean  County Functional Needs Registry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Resource Roundup- the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) online resource directory and other helpful website content by category:

Medicare Advantage Plans in Illinois



Speech and Language

Speech and Language Therapy The Complete Resource Guide

Transition to Adulthood









Print Resources

  • A Parent’s Guide to Down Syndrome Toward a Brighter Future by Siegfried Pueschel
  • Babies with Down Syndrome: A New Parents Guide, by Karen Stray- Gundersen
  • Teaching the Infant with Down Syndrome, by Marci J. Hanson
  • Communication Skills in Children with Down Syndrome by Libby Kumin
  • Medical and Surgical Care for Children with Down Syndrome, by VanDyke, Mattheis, Eberly and Williams
  • Count Us In: Growing Up With Down Syndrome, by Kingsley and Levitz
  • Discover the Possibilities: A Curriculum for Teaching Parents about Integration, by Peak Parent Center
  • Windows into Heaven by Stacy and Michelle Tetschner
  • I just am by Bryan and Tom Lambke
  • Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives by Kathryn Lynard Soper
  • My Friend Isabelle by Eliza Woloson and Bryan Gough
  • Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs by Donald Joseph Meyer and Cary Pillo