Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City
5960 Dearborn Street, Suite 100
Mission, KS 66202
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.
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 (Adolescent 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.
How to Support Students with Down Syndrome
The Human Development Institute has created an online course that will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting. There is a $5 fee to download the course. Learn more here.
DSG is here to help!
Additional Topics for Educators:
General Educators, Para Educators, Administrators, Therapists, Caregivers and Assistive Teachers