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Current Down Syndrome Specialist Districts

 

Baldwin

Blue Valley

Bonner/Piper

Braymer

Central Heights

De Soto

Diocese of Kansas City - St. Joseph

East Central CoOp

Family Conservancy

Kansas City Missouri

Kansas City Kansas USD 500

Kearney

Leavenworth 

Lee's Summit

Liberty

McClouth

Mid-Buchanan R-V

North Kansas City

Olathe

Osceola

Park Hill

Shawnee Mission

St. Joseph

Turner USD 202

Sherwood Cass R-VIII

Educators,

We're Here for You!

 

Services for Schools

DSG offers resources to parents and educational professionals to better serve children with Down syndrome. We offer a variety of publications and trainings to assist educators. Please contact us if you have any additional needs or would like to request a peer presentation or training for your school district.

Down Syndrome Specialist Program


Our Parents and Schools in Partnership Program promotes collaborative relationships between DSG and local school districts to effect positive outcomes for students with Down syndrome and their families. Special Education Directors are invited to breakfasts during the year to learn more about DSG and community resources that benefit their district and the students with Down syndrome.

A significant education connection is made as directors are encouraged to designate a staff person within the district to be the DSG Down Syndrome Specialist. The DSG Down Syndrome Specialist receives a resource binder, free registration to DSG sponsored educational events, DSG mailings and regular updates on research and best practices. They are also invited to breakfasts throughout the year to share feedback with DSG on their district’s unique needs. In some instances DSG provides individualized consultation and training for districts in need. DSG proudly partners with 45 school districts who have named Down Syndrome Specialists.

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Practical Solutions for Educating Students with Down Syndrome


Practical Solutions for Educating Students with Down Syndrome seminars were developed and hosted to provide attendees strategies for supporting students in inclusive environments. These trainings were offered free of charge to local educators and received rave reviews. Over 500 educators participated in the Practical Solutions trainings during the 2006-2007 school year. Book a training session for your school by contacting DSG.

All about Me Booklet

 

The "All About Me Booklet" is designed to help parents introduce their child with Down syndrome to their teachers. This 12 page booklet helps teachers better understand likes/dislikes, communication needs, strengths and learning needs. Educators, invite the parents of your student with Down syndrome to complete this valuable tool with your student!  Download a 1 page version HERE.  

Peer Presentations


Peer Presentations provide educators and families ideas on how to communicate to classmates about the differences, similarities and needs of individual with Down syndrome. Also included is a follow up letter you can send home with students.  View a list of activities you can do in your classroom to help explain Down syndrome.  

Download a "Get to Know Me" lesson plan and poster for elementary aged kids from NDSS.

Consider showing a 13 minute film, Just Like You - Down Syndrome explaining Down syndrome as told by three local teenagers with Down syndrome and three of their friends.  Visit www.justlikeyou-downsyndrome.org for additional resources. 

IDEA Law Information


Read this summary of the many changes to the IDEA law that took place in 2004. You can also learn about the many ways that the Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City offers supports and resources to families and school districts to achieve positive outcomes for individuals with Down syndrome.

 

 

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
913-384-4848 Phone
913-384-4949 Fax
info@kcdsg.org