Halton Down Syndrome Association – $4,090 (Larger Grant)
Early Foundations Reading Program
Halton Down Syndrome Association (HDSA) improves the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome and their families. They envision a world where children with Down Syndrome become responsible, self-sufficient, fully integrated members of the community who are accepted by their peers and able to lead happy, productive lives.
This grant will help HDSA build their capacity to address the current and future literacy needs of youth with Down Syndrome. Their goals are to increase program capacity and to bring their evidence-based reading program to more youth with Down Syndrome.
Over the next 3 years, HDSA will strategically build the capacity of their reading program by 87%. This grant request addresses program growth needs in the first year of expansion. The grant will support the following objectives:
- Recruit and train an additional teacher to deliver the Early Foundations reading program
- Adapt program evaluations to effectively capture learning outcomes and meet the research needs of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation