Down Syndrome Centre - world view down syndrome

By: Down Syndrome Centre  05/12/2011

When we were researching examples / models of existing Down syndrome centres worldwide, the Pathfinder Village, situated in Edmeston, New York caught our attention. Pathfinder Village, established in 1980, is a private, non-profit, residential community for people with Down syndrome (from age 5 onwards) which lies on the most idyllic piece of New England real estate.

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