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Down Syndrome Education Alliance

Down Syndrome Education Alliance

The Down Syndrome Education Alliance strives to provide information, training, resources and supports by partnering with Bay Area educators who work with students with Down syndrome. We offer information regarding the general learning profile of individuals with Down syndrome and research-based best practices for educating them. The Alliance offers direct training, consultation, ability awareness presentations, and access to our curriculum, AAC and print libraries.

Want to learn more about the DSEA? Please see our brochure here.

Download our Educator's Manual here for a good starting place.

Want more information? Call Elizabeth Lewis, DSCBA Director of Education 925-362-8660 x106 or email:

Ability Awareness

Our ability awareness presentations are a unique way to educate students about Down syndrome and allow them to ask questions. These presentations not only spread awareness in our community, but also allow us all to learn that we are more alike than different. If you would like to know more about our presentations, contact us at

Ability Awareness Presentation  - A 15 minute video about creating ability awareness in classrooms by our Director of Education.


Inclusion Resources

Inclusion values diversity and allows for the real opportunity for people (both with and without disabilities) to have meaningful relationships. 

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

– Helen Keller

Explore Resources Here


Our Mission

To empower, inspire and support people with Down Syndrome, their families and the community that serves them, while fostering awareness and acceptance in all areas of life.