Our Programs

In 2012, we began offering the Assisstive Technology (AT) program for individuals who would benefit from technology to help those with speech or other needs. We offer parent scholarships for parents who want to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention. In 2017, we started the Buddy Scholarship to graduating seniors with a major in special education.  We also started our first Buddy Grant to special education teachers that want to fund a program or product that exceeds their budget.  For more information on our programs, see below.  


Assistive Technology Program

The Assistive technology program (AT) is designed to help individuals with special needs who reside in the Prairie Lakes AEA region purchase a device to help with speech or learning.  See below for the application and more information. 



National Down Syndrome Congress Convention Scholarship

Parents that have a child with Down Syndrome, who reside in the Prairie Lakes AEA region, have an opportunity to attend the National Convention held annually in various cities across the United States. Click below for more information on this great opportunity!

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Buddy Grant

The Buddy Grant was created in 2017 for special education teachers in the Prairie Lakes AEA region who have a project or item that exceeds their budget.  The application will be posted again starting in February.   

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Buddy Scholarship

The Buddy Scholarship was created in 2017 for a graduating senior in the Prairie Lakes AEA region who wants to major in special education, occupational, speech or physical therapy.  Applications will be accepted starting in March.