You can count on PODS to be supportive, informative, and there for your family. As we grow as a community, we hope you will be involved in our many activities and services. Families take great comfort in sharing and talking with other families, and PODS is proud to make these connections happen. If you are a parent seeking or willing to offer support to or from another parent, please contact the PODS.
Explore special stories, Dad’s corner articles, helpful links, and more. Below are some resources that we think you might find helpful. Should you have any resources that you think others may benefit from, please let us know so that we can add them to this list.
National and International Organizations
National Down Syndrome Society - https://www.ndss.org
Tri-State Down Syndrome Support Group - http://www.theupsofdowns.org
Down Syndrome Research Foundation - https://www.dsrf.org
National Association for Down Syndrome - https://www.nads.org
Down Syndrome Connection of Anne Arundel County - https://www.downsyndromeconnection.com
Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education - http://www.mcie.org
Parents Place of Maryland - https://www.ppmd.org
The Arc of Prince George's County - https://www.thearcofpgc.org
The Arc Maryland - http://www.thearcmd.org
Resource Connections - http://resconnect.org
Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation - www.pgparks.com
The Horizon Foundation - https://www.thehorizonfoundation.org
The Brainery - https://www.thebraineryexperience.com/
A Friend Like Anian: The First Day of School - https://www.amazon.com/
Speech and Language Aids
Super Duper Publications - https://www.superduperinc.com
First Sound Series - http://www.firstsoundseries.com
Talk Down Syndrome - https://talk-ds.org
The Hanen Centre - http://www.hanen.org
Mid Atlantic ADA Center - http://www.adainfo.org
CASA - https://wearecasa.org
Equal Rights Center - https://equalrightscenter.org
Disability Rights Maryland - https://disabilityrightsmd.org
Maryland Legal Aid - https://www.mdlab.org
Maryland Department of Human Services - http://dhs.maryland.gov
Famous People with Down Syndrome
Sujeet Desai - Can play five instruments and was featured on Oprah
Jane Cameron - Extraordinary woman with DS that was born in 1949 at a time when “angels” were commonly institutionalized. She was an artist, accomplished athlete, and advocate.
Bernadette Resha - Artist with DS. Site features a gallery of her work.