The Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City looks forward to welcoming 250+ parents, family members, educators and service providers to our annual education conference. We have local and national experts presenting best practices on a variety of topics which cover the lifespan of individuals with Down syndrome.
Keys to Success Conference
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Overland Park Convention Center
8:00 AM-4:30 PM
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Download 2016 Conference Handouts!
In 2016, DSG was excited to welcome over 300 attendees to our 1-day conference for Educators, Speech-Language Patholigists and Parents. Our keynote speakers, David DeSanctis (Where Hope Grows), Megan Bomgaars (Born This Way) and Carolyn Cronin (Executive Director of LuMind) rocked the house! This year's Keys to Sucess Conference offered 15 sessions on a range of topics spanning the lifespan. Download handouts at the links below.
In 2015, DSG was excited to welcome over 200 attendees to our 1-day conference for Educators, Speech-Language Patholigists and Parents. This year's Keys to Sucess Conference offered 15 sessions on topics ranging from Toilet Training, and Feeding Issues, to Transision Issues and Successful Adult Life. View our Facebook album here and download ALL conference handouts here.
DSG is committed to providing parents and educators the best tools and resources to support students with Down syndrome. We offer several FREE seminars throughout the school year which highlight best practices and available resources. Share the Seminar Series flier with anyone who would benefit from attending a DSG seminar. We welcome your feedback on additional training topics or needs.
Download a Seminar Series flier for more information and RSVP online today or call 913-384-4848
Cheryl Jorgensen Seminar
DSG was excited to invite Cheryl Jorgensen to Kansas City for two presentations about Inclusion. During her visit she shared many resources. DSG has a handout of the resources available HERE. (this is a draft and will be updated as the webinar recordings are finalized).
Participation Planning Handout (editable)
Resources Cheryl Referenced During the Presentation
- Accessible Instructional Materials Guidelines
- Dispelling the Myths of Inclusive Education
- Essential Best Practices of Inclusion
- Inclusive, Standards Based IEPs presentation
- Inclusive Education Research by SWIFT 2014
- Inclusive Education FAQ
- Inclusive Education Resources for Parents
- Influence of LRE on Outcomes
- Literacy and Severe Disabilities
- Modifications and Supports - Causton
- Supports and Accommodations Checklist - Causton
- Writing Standards Based IEPs
Past Seminar Series Topics
Engaging and Motivating Your Student With Down Syndrome - Are you struggling to engage your student with Down syndrome and keep him on task? Is your student capable of more, but you just can’t figure out how to help the student manage impulsive behaviors that distract from learning? Learn practical strategies and real time solutions to help you work effectively and with your student who has Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome 101 for Educators is designed to help educators better understand what Down syndrome is and how the condition affects academic learning and socialization. Medical, social, communication and behavioral issues and strategies are covered. We will also discuss the role of a paraprofessional and how to set the student up for success based on adult interactions and supports and ways to change the environment to help the student be more independent.
Effective Behavior Management Techniques for Students with Down Syndrome - Are you struggling to reach your student with Down syndrome? Frustrated that you spend a majority of your day managing behaviors instead of teaching? Do you feel your student is capable of more, but just can’t figure out how to get there? This hands on interactive seminar provides practical strategies and real time solutions to help you work effectively and efficiently with your student who has Down syndrome.
Down Syndrome Specific Curriculum Supports - This educator led interactive seminar will help you better understand education support materials designed for learners with Down syndrome. Curriculums which improve reading, literacy, math, handwriting and memory skills will be covered. Explore how these programs can be applied to your existing curriculum.
Call the DSG at 913-384-4848 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for one of these great FREE sessions. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.