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The PREP Program (PREP) is where families, who have a child with Down syndrome, find expert advice, innovative services, and best of all, hope, for their child’s future. The goal is “inclusion for life” and that begins in the home, continues at school, and then leads to an independent life with a meaningful job. Parents connect in a welcoming, supportive community that accepts their child’s disability yet challenges them to expect more. PREP partners with government, community sponsors, and individual donors to provide educational, therapy and family support services that enable each child to achieve his or her own unique potential and help parents become their child’s best advocate. At PREP it is all about “inclusion for life” and it is happening in Calgary first! Our dedicated staff are here to support families along their unique journey of parenting a child with Down syndrome. Our goal is that each becomes a contributing member of the community, enjoying all the rights and responsibilities that being a caring, contributing member of the community entails. We welcome families from out of town, province and country to visit PREP on a Outreach basis. Parents can book a speech-language therapy consult for their child or meet with an Inclusion Strategist and access resources from PREP Links.PREP’s enriched Early Childhood Learning (ECS) classes for children 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 years of age nurtures the love of learning! Each student has an Individual Program Plan (IPP) that identifies goals for social, behavioural, school readiness, communication and motor skill development. Individual speech therapy is offered once weekly and parents are encouraged to participate in therapy sessions. Music therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are provided on a regular consult basis to the class, and on an individual basis as needed.