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Hi all. Does anybody know what sort of programs (if any) are available for children with Down Syndrome on either STT or STX? Thanks!

Posted : March 17, 2010 6:39 pm
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The Special Ed Department is understaffed. I don't know of any special programs, just "regular" special ed, IEP stuff.

Posted : March 17, 2010 8:37 pm
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If I was the parent of such a child, I would think long and hard before moving to the USVI. You need to do LOTS of research.

Posted : March 18, 2010 2:36 am
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Call the department of Education 340-773-1095 on STX, 340-774 0100 STT

Posted : March 18, 2010 10:55 am
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If it is of help.......I have augmented educational programming and education for many, many years. I live on STX, and have implemented 43 programs in schools directed at the needs of youngsters with one diagnosis or mixed diagnoses, especially in the developmental and/or neurobiological development disorders.

This of course does NOT substitute for special education, but rather is in addition to and in support of FAPE, IDEA and NCLB. I have a master's degree in individual and social rehabilitation, have been in the field for twenty some odd years etc.

There is a school on STX: Kingshill School. They do a tremendous job of a) providing mixed classroom populations without stigma attached as well as serving children with a variety of developmental disorders.

I do not know their number off hand, however they are readily found in the phonebook.

All the best, and I wish your child great success.


Posted : March 20, 2010 10:06 am
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