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December, 1998
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Down Syndrome

If you're looking for a good way to share information about Down syndrome with children, this is the perfect resource. There is information about Down syndrome from conception through adulthood written in simple terms.

The site has a delightful repeating background of a swing set with a rainbow over it; the words "it isn't how I look, it's how you see me" do a great job of portraying the meaning of the site. Many of the pages have photographs and quicktime movies to illustrate students' writing.

The pages have navigational menus at the bottom that will take the user anywhere in the site.

This page was created by 4th grade children at Mountain View Elementary School in Kenai, Alaska, and was inspired by a class member with Downs, Elijah. The page includes a brief history of Down syndrome and information about the educational needs of individuals with the disorder, from preschool through high school and into adulthood. The site emphasizes the fact that students with Down syndrome are more like other students that most people think, and explores the importance of inclusion of Down syndrome students into the regular classroom. Students share some of their experiences with Elijah, and how his friendship has helped change many of their views about Down syndrome. Elijah also contributes a heartwarming page of his own. This is a great site that promotes tolerance and diversity. Developed for the THINKQUEST JUNIOR competition, this site is first-rate!