The Learning Program

The Learning Program offers

  • 9 annual Saturday workshops held during the school year
  • Separate concurrent sessions for adults and children
  • Three curriculums

I Can Read! For pre-school and elementary school children, which focuses on literacy

I’ve Got Skills! For middle school children, which focuses on increasing independence and life skills

Get A Life! For high schoolers, which focuses on transitioning into adulthood

  • Classes taught by early intervention specialist, speech and language pathologist and education specialists as well as guest speakers from the community
  • A session for Spanish speakers
  • Open registration from May to August, with placements after August depending on availability.   

Classes are based on research on how children with Down syndrome learn. In 2008,  we became an affiliate partner of The Learning Program, developed by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Orange County, California.

The Learning Program is held at the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization Resource Center 915 S. Federal Highway Boynton Beach, FL 33435

Programs

Information and Support

"Talk Abouts"

Educates families through workshops, structured support groups, Face Book support groups and telephone and in-person consultations 

Best Start

Newborns through Pre-K

Offers new parents information, education, connections, support and programs 

The Learning Program

Children and Teens

Gives parents the tools to navigate their children’s educational and life issues while kids work on their reading, math, social and life skills 

Educational Advocacy

Ages 2 ½ to 22

Provides families with an experienced advocate free of charge to help manage IEPs, classroom placements and more so that children can thrive in a learning environment tailored to their needs.

The Exceptional Educators Program

Trains classroom teachers, paras, school administrators and school district staff to be the most effective educators for children with Down syndrome.

Adult Enrichment Programs

Ages 18+

Encourages adults to continue to learn and create through activities that develop social skills, literacy, self-advocacy and a healthy lifestyle

Social Activities for All Ages

Because sometimes we just want to have fun!

The DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk

Committed to raising community awareness of the abilities of people with Down syndrome for over a quarter of a century!