Louisville, KY – March 17, 2020 – Down Syndrome of Louisville is honored to be a recipient of a grant from the V.V. Cooke Foundation. The partnership with V.V. Cooke will allow Down Syndrome of Louisville to provide continued Early Childhood Education (ECE) support and resources to our families.
ECE provides developmental and intellectual intervention for children with Down syndrome (DS) between the ages of 0-5. Children born with DS have developmental and intellectual delays that result in an increased need for physical, language, and behavioral support. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, saying a first word, and dressing oneself are all developmental milestones children with DS need assistance to achieve.
“We are thankful to have partners in our community that align with our cause and support our mission of supporting, educating, and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome” said Development Director, Nicole Volz. This partnership with the V.V. Cooke Foundation allows us to continue to expand our ECE programing and services, and reach individuals and families who were previously unreached. An important resource offered to our ECE families are the take-home therapy tools which allow families to continue practicing developmental milestone skills from the comfort of their homes.