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.
How Does DSG Help Families & Schools?
Download information about programs provided by the DSG to help families and schools.
Find information from the DSG at the following topic links:
Questions about your child's education?
The Center for Parent Information and Resources was developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education. Choose a topic and find a list of resources on that subject (available in English and Spanish).
Common Educational Tests Used for Assesment for Special Education
Parent Centers in Missouri & Kansas
Families Together, Inc.
3033 West Second, Suite 106
Wichita, KS 67203
(316) 945-7747 | (888) 815-6364 (Wichita)
(620) 276-6364 | (888) 820-6364 (Garden City)
(913) 287-1970 | (877) 499-5369 (Kansas City)
(785) 233-4777 | (800) 264-6343 (Topeka)
State Process Handbooks
Download the Kansas Process Handbook to help you understand the special education process and your rights as a parent during the IEP Process.
Download the Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri to help you understand the special education process and your rights as a parent.
The Down Syndrome Center in Cincinnati has developed an important IEP Toolkit to help parents become informed and collaborative members in the IEP process. Download the toolkit here.
Check out information from Down Syndrome Education Online for tips, techniques, and strategies for helping teach your child to read, including this article Teaching children with Down syndrome to read by Sue Buckley and Gillian Bird.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE
The following Speech and Language Resource Guides for individuals with Down syndrome have been generously provided by Dr. Libby Kumin and Loyola College of Maryland.
Basis for Speech, Language and Communication (PDF)
First Words and Phrases (PDF)
Infants and Toddlers (PDF)
Preschool through Kindergarten (PDF)
Childhood Apraxia (PDF)
School age children (PDF)
Oral Motor Skill Difficulties (PDF)
ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT
Ask Questions, Get Services Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Down Syndrome Program Allen C Crocker Speaker Series
The Allen C. Crocker Speaker Series is designed to provide quality information from experts on a range of topics related to Down syndrome. The talks are presented monthly at Boston Children’s Hospital and are open to the public. Find past speaker recordings by topic HERE.