Additional Topics for Educators:
General Educators, Para Educators, Administrators, Therapists, Caregivers and Assistive Teachers
Need a ready made presentation on Down syndrome?
DSG partnered with the National Down Syndrome Congress and other Down syndrome parent groups across the country to create several presentations to help you explain Down syndrome to others. Visit the Presentation Center to upload Power Point presentations on Down Syndrome and the Educational Challenge and How to Support People with Down Syndrome. More presentations are forthcoming.
Looking for speech and language resource information on Down syndrome?
Download Speech and Language Resource Guides for individuals with Down syndrome to give you a better understanding of your students unique communication needs.
Looking for information to share with peers?
Download a disability awareness activity packet to help teach students about Down syndrome and other disabilities.
The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City offers resources for parents and educational professionals to better serve children with Down syndrome. We offer a variety of publications and trainings to assist educators. Please review our most recent issue of DSG's Inclusion Solutions Newsletter which is chock full of tips and tools for educators who are doing amazing things with students who have Down syndrome. See past issues of Inclusion Solutions below.
Seminars & Conferences
Need some training on how to work with your students who have Down syndrome? DSG offers free seminars throughout the school year and we host an annual education conference each January to help you better understand how to support your students!
Resources from the Adapting Curriculum Seminar with Kelly Nelson
Getting to Know Your Students
Want to get to know your student with Down syndrome better? Invite your student's parents to complete DSG's All About Me Booklet so you will understand the best way to engage your student. You might also consider a Peer Presentation to help the students understand more about their fellow student who has Down syndrome.
Wondering what a para-professionals role is in the classroom? Review this great newsletter which outlines para roles.
Home-School communication is critical to helping a student with Down syndrome succeed academically and socially. See some sample communication logs here and here that your IEP team may consider implementing.
Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202