The Champion Centre owes its existence to Dr. Patricia Champion, whose doctoral research showed that children with Down syndrome had significantly better outcomes when supported through a partnership between their parents and professionals. That ground-breaking research kicked off a tradition of more than forty years of Champion Centre-based research, practical tools and advocacy on behalf of all children with delays and disabilities nationally and internationally.
We are currently ‘gathering in’ the intellectual property of the Champion Centre to make it available on our website in the form of resources for families and professionals in early intervention. One big project that is already up and ready is an illustrated video interview with Julie Wylie about our Learning Through Musical Play programme. This is a fundraising item for purchase; other materials will be made available for free or for a donation to the Centre’s work. Watch this space as we share our decades of experience during the year.