PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
Gold Coast believes that every person with Down syndrome has the right to live, learn, work and play in their community. Our programs focus on overcoming barriers that prevent children and adults with Down syndrome from being successful.
We place great emphasis on learning, because a good education is the foundation for future success in life for all children.
Best Start is there for new parents right from the beginning with information and support
The Learning Program teaches you how to be a great parent educator and helps your children work on their reading, math, and life skills
The Exceptional Educators Program teaches your classroom teachers, paras, school administrators and district staff how to have more success when working with your children.
Educational Advocacy provides you with a free advocate who will help you navigate IEPS, classroom placements more so that your children are in their best learning environment.
Smart Start and School Rules! give you knowledge about what happens when your children enter pre-school and kindergarten.
For adults, our programs place emphasis on continuing education and high expectations by providing Adult Enrichment activities that develop social skills, literacy and an understanding of self-advocacy including:
SAIL (Self-Advocates Group)
Cooking (Fall 2018)
DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk for Down Syndrome
Mom’s Night Out
Annual Holiday Party
Telephone, Email and Web Support