With An Eye to the Past - 1960s - Building the Momentum
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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.

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

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

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