Welcome to Illinois

DownsEd research fund closes in on £1m

Posted in Attitudes to disability, Charities, Educational research by Matt at WelcometoIllinois on December 12, 2008

Congratulations are due to DownsEd and the Sue Buckley Research Fund which has raised almost £1m of new funds for practical research and dissemination since it was formed a year ago.

The Sue Buckley Research Fund is focused on “improving education for people with Down syndrome by accelerating progress in scientific research and ensuring widespread access to evidence-based advice and information.”

You can read all about the funds successes in 2008 and its plans for 2009 here, while you can read more about Sue and her story here.

Having read both yesterday I feel very humble and grateful that people like Sue and her son Frank and all the DownsEd staff have dedicated their lives to improving those of people with Down’s syndrome.

Here’s a short video about the work DownsEd does.

Advertisements

One Response

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. rickismom said, on December 14, 2008 at 6:34 am

    As I have surely noted here many times (but will again, as I assume you may have other readers checking in here…), Down’s Ed has a fantastic wealth of on-line information. Also their Issues and Information series is worth every dime.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: