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A break-through program called Project EDGE was introduced in 1969 at the University of Minnesota. The program was created to teach children aged three to five years of age with Down Syndrome.

Led by Professor John Rynders of the University of Minnesota, Project EDGE — which stood for Expanding Developmental Growth through Education — was federally funded.

John Rynders

Video: John Rynders, Professor, University of Minnesota, describes the innovative Project EDGE on Down Syndrome he directed.

Part 1: Project EDGE on Down Syndrome

Part 2: University Experts Visit Cambridge

Project EDGE
Preschoolers with Down Syndrome benefited from Project EDGE, an innovative education program.