DOWN SYNDICATE CAMPUS, CA – JANUARY 15: The entrance to a Down syndrome college in Irvine, California, January 15, 2019.
A group of about 50 students and their parents, members of the Down Syndrome Society, stand outside of the entrance to the Down syndrome campus on January 15.
(Photo by Scott Strazzante/The Orange County Register via Getty Images) The group is comprised of more than 40 members who are members of Down Syndrome society, a nonprofit organization that educates about Down syndrome and provides educational opportunities to help families with special needs.
The students will have the opportunity to take part in educational workshops on topics including:The program will be taught by the group’s executive director, Jennifer Kwan.
Kwan said the college will be an opportunity for families to get to know each other, learn about the different aspects of the condition and have a chance to meet with other students.
“The goal is to get a lot of families together, have a good time and help each other understand what we’re all going through,” Kwan said.
The college is not the first for the college, which began in the late 1960s and has become popular in recent years as it offers programs to the community.
The group also hosts special programs for students with disabilities, as well as for parents of students with special educational needs.
“We’ve gotten quite a bit of interest in the last couple of years, so we really wanted to make sure we were providing a good program,” Kuan said.
According to the organization’s website, the college has more than 200 students, all of whom are children of Down syndrome.
Some of the students are enrolled in the college’s summer programs, but others are enrolled as part of the school’s fall and winter programs.
The Irvine College of the Arts offers programs for adults with disabilities as well.
The Orange county area has been rocked by the diagnosis of Downs syndrome.
More than 3,000 people have been diagnosed with the disorder since the early 2000s.