Supporting our communities, educators and schools

DS 101

Presented by: Amy Allison, Executive Director 

Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City

Sponsored by: The Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
Saturday, January 14

8:30am - 3:00pm

UCF - Live Oak Event Center

4116 Pyxis Lane

Orlando, FL 32816

$10 registration
includes lunch
Registration Required*

The Foundation is thrilled to bring together educators, paraprofessionals and administrators for this one day course that will provide essential training about Down syndrome for the educational professionals in the state of Florida.  

In this presentation, Amy Allison will discuss the unique learning styles of individuals with Down syndrome along with specific traits that may help you improve the learning environment and interaction with individuals with Down syndrome in your community.  This presentation will demonstrate how your school and district can maximize your interactions, instruction and understanding of students so that everyone succeeds.  By having an overall better understanding of Down syndrome, you will be able to help your students reach their full potential and help others in your school / classroom benefit from this experience.  


The course will address:

  •  Common medical issues related to Down syndrome
  •  Communication issues and strategies for success
  •  How to improve social skills
  •  Processing time and memory issues
  •  Benefits of inclusive education
  •  Environmental issues which can hamper success
  •  Ways to adapt the curriculum
  •  Peer presentations to increase friendships
  •  Behavior intervention strategies
  •  Preferred teaching methods


Don’t miss this chance to gain a better understanding of how the diagnosis of Down syndrome affects learning and how you can best support your student. Time will be allotted to answer attendee questions.

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